Virginia Tech QB Kyron Drones reveals his goal for spring practices & 2024 season

" I am just trying to be the best leader for everybody on this team."

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The Virginia Tech football team is nearly through one-third of their spring practices ahead of the Spring Game on April 13 at Lane Stadium. Things are moving along at a good clip for the Hokies who have had a lot of retention since the regular season ended at Virginia with a 55-17 rout of the Cavaliers Thanksgiving Weekend to make them bowl-eligible.

After getting his feet wet last season when he took over for an injured Grant Wells in Week 3 at Rutgers, the Baylor transfer has been putting in a ton of work this offseason, even going to Miami to workout with Colorado QB Shedeur Sanders and Miami's Cam Ward. If there is one thing that Drones showed as last season went on, it was confidence in his all-around game. Now he enters the spring and fall as QB1 in Blacksburg and he's ready to take on a bigger role and he's breathing confidence already, five months before the season begins.

"I am definitely way more confident than last year. I am just trying to be the best leader for everybody on this team helping the offense in any way I can. I know people are expecting big things from us this year, so I’m just making sure people rise to the occasion and do what they need to do."

Kyron Drones

Last season for the Hokies, Drones threw for 2,084 yards, 17 touchdowns and just three interceptions. He became a dual-threat as he rushed for 818 yards and five touchdowns. In a 41-20 Military Bowl win over Tulane in the rain, he rushed for 176 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown. His all-around game blossomed as the season went along.

If Drones is more confident and forming key connections with his skilled players and offensive line, that could be bad news for the rest of the ACC. There is a lot of hype surrounding the Hokies for 2024 and the more confidence Drones gets could mean a very promising fall in Blacksburg.