Virginia Tech News: Military Bowl, Hokies offer a very interesting football scholarship & more

In the latest edition of Virginia Tech News, the Hokies football team is recruiting the Class of 2026 hard and they remain a favorite in the Military Bowl against Tulane.
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In this edition of Virginia Tech News, the football team offered scholarships to future recruits, the Military Bowl is less than two weeks away and more.

Virginia Tech offers scholarships to two potential recruits

The Virginia Tech football team has offered three members of the Class of 2026 a scholarship and one of them has a tie to a player that the Hokies are hoping to land in the transfer portal.

Offensive tackle Brady Sakowitz of Trinity Episcopal School in Virginia announced on X that he was given an offer by Virginia Tech. He also holds offers from Marshall, West Virginia, Maryland, Miami (Florida), and East Carolina.

Defensive back Braylon Peebles also announced on X that Virginia Tech has offered him a scholarship. He is the younger brother of Aeneas Peebles, a defensive tackle in the transfer portal from Duke who visited Blacksburg last weekend and listed the Hokies as one of his five finalists.

Braylon Peebles teammate at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raliegh, North Carolina, Aiden Smalls, also in the Class of 2026, announced on X that he also received an offer from Virginia Tech.

Virginia Tech Brent Pry is being aggressive in the Class of 2026 in offering defensive backs scholarships and you have to think that if Aeneas Peebles commits to the Hokies, there's a good chance they can land his brother.

Hokies still touchdown-plus favorite in the Military Bowl

The Military Bowl between Virginia Tech and Tulane is 13 days away and the Hokies continue to be a favorite against the No. 3 Green Wave. According to DraftKings, Virginia Tech is a 7.5 favorite in Annapolis, Maryland.

Virginia Tech men's basketball to host Vermont Saturday

The Virginia Tech men's basketball team returns to the court at Cassell Coliseum when they host Vermont on Saturday afternoon a 4 o'clock. It remains to be seen if Hokies point guard Sean Pedulla returns after missing last Saturday's win over Valparaiso with a foot injury, He suffered the injury in the final seconds of Tech's ACC win over Louisville on Dec. 3.