Tech Transfer Targets Pt 2: Judgment Day

The portal giveth, and the portal taketh away.

PRAISE PORTAL.

We will undoubtedly see some of our beloved Hokies entering their names into the transfer portal based on the changing coaching staff. Let's set that aside and focus on the players that Pry may focus on bringing to Blacksburg.
Based on the current roster situation, expect Coach Pry to be quite active in getting experienced players out of the transfer portal.

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So far so good. Diggin the direction coach is taking us.

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My work laptop thanks you for making this new thread

like i said in the other -- pls feel empowered and encouraged to make a new thread if a given thread is still going strong after hundreds of comments and several weeks, especially when it's a thread to monitor or track evolving situations (like this one with incoming transfer targets, other with recruiting, coaching search, etc)

not just directed at you specifically, but to the wider community

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Thanks for making a second - keeping up with the first was impossible, was gonna keep updating the OP and realized how foolish that was!

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We should have a thread just for WR targets and call it JUGSment Day.

I'll subscribe to that.....

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Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Tyler Baron returning to Tennessee per Matt Zenitz of On3.

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Well that was quick. Might be a record for shortest time in the Portal

I think Khadim Sy in one of his 7 trips in and out of this school approached that record.

I thought he may try and enter the portal to come back to Tech when I saw him at a game in Cassell this season.

Enter portal at half time while on the opposing bench. Tweet at halftime and come out to VTs team bench.

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If the Hokies had been playing better, this would have occurred.

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WR from Temple has committed.

For more context from when he entered the portal about a month ago, from a free 247 article...

Blue set records with quarterback Anthony Russo in 2019. The pair got off to a hot start in 2020 – Blue had 215 yards and four touchdowns through three games – before Russo was hurt in Week 3 against Memphis. Afterward, no Temple QB managed to eclipse the 125-yard passing barrier.

Looks like he had a lot of interest from schools, but not a lot of reported offers.

Penn State, Florida State, Mississippi State and Texas A&M reached out early in his process.

Really like the experience we're adding to the offense this year. Trying not to get my hopes up, I just want to see something fun for a season.

Hopefully everyone is prepared. I feel like VT without 10 RBs may be like Y2K...

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I mean sure I don't remember either

I think it's unlikely given we've picked up two qbs already. There are more dire needs along the lines

Onward and upward

I'm gonna make myself a list here cause I know I'll lose track with how many transfers I'm expecting us to take.

QB (2) Wells, Brown
WR (2) Blue, Gosnell

(add if applicable) /s

Swoboda, RT/G at UVA is visiting VT

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How are his hands? Can we slot him out wide?

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Is this the "taking their lunch money" step in bullying the hoos?

.... this is the most perfectly written thing I've ever seen on this site
-8300A_Hokie'12

Yes

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The Commonwealth Cup was stealing their lunch money. This is more like stealing their best friend.

Poach, Pry, Poach....

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Being a grad transfer, this is how I imagine his self reflection went after we took it to them on their home turf...

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Must have been a mix up with his commitment from when Herb Hand was rumored to be Coach Pry's o-line coach and he accidentally committed to the wrong school. You know those Wahoos aren't too sharp...

Super productive in high school, class of 21 from VA. Didn't get much look from bigger programs mostly due to the level of competition if I recall

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Damn Shane is killing it with recruiting AND the portal...don't know if they're ready to challenge UGA, but they could be the second best team in the SEC East next year.

Yep. It sounds like Wells from JMU has SCAR as a top choice right now too.

Shane is about 6 top recruiting classes away from UGA. That said, being 2nd isn't a stretch, the SEC east wasn't good. Though UF quit on Mullen so they should be better. UT has Hooker for another go and he had a great year.

The SEC East is a drop from the SEC West, but they still have some talent. USCe could challenge for 2nd, but it's far from a given with a possibly righted ship UF (with more talent), a now very stable and quality Kentucky program, and Tennessee looking to be on the rise, or at least a GT-esque annoying threat with the Heupel offense. Mizzou is bringing in one of their best recruiting classes ever this offseason as well.

Lots of talent, I just feel the way is a cluster right now outside of UGA. Really its UGA > everyone > Vandy. That middle could be anything.

Not sure this is about Chatman coming back

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Antwane Wells does indeed pick Sakerlina

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Took me a minute on Sakerlina, but this needs to be the official spelling

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Personally, I prefer South Cackalacky

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We dont have 'official spelling' here.

Don't think too many were expecting after landing Wells+Brown, but Ward to wsu

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Following his HC who is the new OC there as well.

Mardner, the WR from Hawaii transfers to Cincy

Hawaii is one of those every player is going to be in the portal before too long with how thats going out there.

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

Ameer Speed, CB from UGA is in the portal. He was a signing day flip away from the good guys coming out of HS, so could be some interest/connections. Occasional starter and consistent contributor for elite defenses, could be a big get.

Is he fast?

I think it is important to reach out and I am sure our staff is doing so. Worse they can say is "no". Really hope we can start pulling in bigtime transfers. Sometimes you just get jumped when the guys around you are 5 stars, that doesn't mean there is anything to say they wouldn't immediately start elsewhere that doesn't recruit at that kind of clip.

Obviously, he's lost the locker room

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Sounds like they need a players only meeting. Maybe discuss turkey bacon options

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I agree, it's definitely time for Alabama to move on from Saban. What they need is more CornFu in their diet!

#parity

What they need is more CornFu in their diet!

I dunno. Based on our past experience with that diet I cannot recommend.

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Naquan Brown EDGE from Pitt just hopped in the portal he was heavily targeted out of Ocean Lakes by VT. Was a .91 4* out of HS.

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Wasn't he borderline not a take at the time? Maybe he can get a spot if he wants to play linebacker?

He was much more of a fit when we were playing undersized edge rushers. I think VTs interest dropped when we went away from that. Not sure how he'd fit in Pry's scheme

(add if applicable) /s

I don't think we were that interested at all once it turned out he was like 6'1 205.

Yeah tapp lost interest when it turn out he was 6'1 205 and only ran a 5.00 40

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Dont know if it was the we missed out on a 4* backlash but the overall vibe was he never grew out like expected and was a bit overrated. One of the covid camps not happening so nobody knew his exacts. Might be a serviceable line backer but an edge rusher might not work in prys scheme.

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

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I remember people in the know saying his body type wouldn't work in our past D. But from memory Naquon is built like a lot of prior Pedo St OLBs....
edit: I read below that he was listed at 6'1". I guess I remember the hype stats before he went elsewhere. At that height he is built like past Pitt OLBs.... πŸ˜‚

Noah Cain RB from Psu might be worth keeping a eye out forπŸ‘€

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A lot of PSU fans are saying he just hasn't been the same since his freshman year due to injuries.

Interestingly, a lot of them also think Devyn Ford may not stick around either...

I really don't know why Devyn stayed around this long. With not getting much PT and then he had the legal issue, that was the perfect time for a fresh start....

I'd want protection playing for that coach too.

He does have a track record of killing kids

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Stay away from scissor lifts, Noah!

I think Brown might find a spot on CBP defense, he was highly rated. I'm interested in the PSU running back

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As many highly rated RBs they have poached from VA, I am interested in all of their RBs

I am not sure what to do with my hands now

With today being the start of spring semester, does that mean we won't see any additional transfers eligible for spring practice?

They technically have until add/drop is over.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Sheesh I'd hope we still plan on adding at least one DE and one OL before the season

I would imagine there's still an outflow and inflow after spring ball

Yeah I think the standard unless timelines change/rules are implemented you will see occasional in-season portal entrants, a nice chunk after the regular season ends before ESD and bowl games begin, a nice chunk AFTER bowl season ends/spring semester start, and a nice chunk after spring/early summer.

Good get by AU. A lot of good talent from Auburn and the rest of the SEC in the portal. Sure would be nice to get some of that to VT.

In a shocking turn of events, the SEC has gone from dominating recruiting to dominating both recruiting and portal destinations.

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