Virginia Tech scheduled to host Colorado transfer RB

Virginia Tech is scheduled to host Colorado RB transfer Alton McCaskill, who would be a big additon to the Hokies backfield for the 2024 season.
The Oregon defense stops Colorado's Alton McCaskill in the backfield during the fourth quarter in
The Oregon defense stops Colorado's Alton McCaskill in the backfield during the fourth quarter in / Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard / USA

You can never have too much depth and that appears to be the thinking of Virginia Tech football coach Brent Pry. Already a talented roster for the 2024 season filled with returning players, the Hokies third-year coach is doing some work in the spring transfer portal.

Bhayshul Tuten is returning to anchor a backfield that also includes Malachi Thomas, Jeremiah Cooney, and P.J. Prioleau. After Cooney and Prioleau had an impressive Spring Spring Game on April 13, Pry is reportedly hosting a former four-star recruit in the transfer portal, according to Pete Thamel of ESPN.

Virginia Tech to host Alton McCaskill

After a dominating freshman season in 2021 at the University of Houston, he missed the 2022 season with a torn ACL but returned to the field last fall at Colorado for Deion Sanders. Two weeks ago, he entered the transfer portal, along with several other former teammates, and now he is scheduled to make a visit to Blacksburg.

One look at McCaskill’s history and it’s a pretty impressive one for his one full season in 2021. The Conroe, Texas native set a Houston record for touchdowns by a true freshman with 16 while rushing for 961 yards on 189 carries. Last season for the Buffaloes, he carried the ball 14 times for 59 yards and ended up redshirting for Sanders.

The 6-foot-1, 200-pound sophomore is a shifting back with good speed that is able to create separation after making a cut. Now that he’s healthy, his ability to be a three-down back would fit right in for the Hokies and spell Tuten some breaks.

Entering the Spring Game, we knew that Virginia Tech had some really good depth at wide receiver and along the defensive line, but if there was one position that stuck out that Saturday afternoon, it was the running backs. There is no reason to think that Tuten won’t have a breakout season in the fall and adding another back with McCaskill’s talent will only make that unit that much deeper.