Virginia Tech News: Pheldarius Payne, Aeneas Peebles, Knahlij Harrell & More

In the latest edition of Virginia Tech News, PFF grades out some defensive linemen, a Hokies recruiting target receives another Division 1 offer, and more.
Sep 30, 2023; Blacksburg, Virginia, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers quarterback Phil Jurkovec (5) is sacked
Sep 30, 2023; Blacksburg, Virginia, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers quarterback Phil Jurkovec (5) is sacked / Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

In this edition of Virginia Tech News, one member of the Hokies defense and one new for 2024 graded out well by PFF, a Tech football recruiting target gets another Division 1 offer, and more.

Payne and Peebles grade out high by PFF

PFF recently graded out players for the 2023 season at different positions. One member of the Virginia Tech football team graded out very well and it makes the fact that he did not make one single All-ACC list is even more laughable.

Defensive tackle Pheldarius Payne graded out at 90.7 according to PFF which was third best among Power 5 schools. He was the highest-rated of the four ACC players that made the list. Also making the list were two Clemson Tigers and Aneneas Peebles of Duke. Yes, the same Aeneas Peebles that committed to the Hokies in the transfer portal last month.

Peebles graded out ninth on the list at 85.0 and will be a welcomed addition to the Virginia Tech defensive line next season that should be better than they were this year.

Knahlij Harrell receives another Division 1 offer

Knahlij Harrell, a wide receiver and defensive back from Virginia Beach has an offer from Virginia Tech and on Tuesday, he received another offer from a Division 1 school to add to his impressive list of schools that have already offered him.

Liberty offered the Class of 2025 recruit, who has a scheduled visit to Blacksburg on Jan. 27.

D1 Baseball releases Top 25 and it's loaded with ACC teams

We are a month away from the 2024 college baseball season and some Top 25 rankings have been released. Tuesday, D1 Baseball released theirs and it has several ACC schools ranked.

Six ACC schools made their way onto the rankings, including Wake Forest who was No. 1. It's just another example of how tough and fun the ACC will be this season in baseball.