Virginia Tech News: 4-Star linebacker lists Virginia Tech as one his finalists, Military Bowl & more

A 4-Star linebacker from the state of Virginia lists Virginia Tech as one of his five finalists, the Miltary Bowl is just four days away and more in this edition of Virginia Tech News.
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In this edition of Virginia Tech News, the Hokies are a finalist for one of the top in-state linebackers, the Military Bowl is four days away and more.

Virginia Tech is a finalist for a four-star in-state linebacker

Four-star linebacker Brett Clatterbaugh in the Class of 2025 announced the final five schools he has narrowed his choice down to. Virginia Tech is one of the finalists along with Clemson, Penn State, Georgia, and Notre Dame. 

The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Clatterbaugh certainly has some of the top programs in the country competing for him. Wednesday, Virginia Tech coach Brent Pry landed five Top 20 recruits in Virginia, which is a good sign for the future. Linebacker is certainly a position where you can never have too much in the ACC and the Hokies are hoping to keep the Culpeper native in-state.

Military Bowl is four days away

The Military Bowl between Virginia Tech and Tulane is just four days away. According to DraftKings, the Hokies remain a 10.5 favorite over the Green Wave.

Tulane has had some players opt-out of the game, while the Hokies have had some too, but they also have some entering the transfer portal who have decided to stay and finish the 2023 in the game, something that points to a very good culture that Pry and his staff are building.

Men’s basketball extends their home-winning streaks

Thursday’s 77-55 non-conference win over American was the 20th straight non-conference win at Cassell Coliseum for Virginia Tech. Lynn Kidd had a career-high 31 points and 11 rebounds, while freshman Brandon Rechsteiner was very good with 11 assists without starting point guard Sean Pedulla.

Virginia Tech, which is 1-0 in ACC play after beating Louisville, 75-68, on Dec. 3, now is in full ACC mode the rest of the season beginning  Dec. 30 at Wake Forest. The Hokies hope to have Pedulla back for the game in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.