Virginia Tech football fans have a lot to look forward to in the upcoming 2023 season, with some exciting transfer portal additions on both offense and defense. The Hokies have added some key players who should make an immediate impact on the field, including wide receiver Ali Jennings and defensive back Derrick Canteen.
Jennings, who came to the team from Old Dominion, is likely to be the team’s most important offensive addition. The Hokies struggled in the receiver position last year, lacking depth and struggling to find consistent playmakers. Jennings should help fill that gap, giving the team a clear No. 1 target who has shown he can deliver big numbers.
In 2021, Jennings caught an impressive 61 passes for 1,063 yards and five touchdowns, and nearly matched those numbers in the following season. With his experience and talent, he should be a valuable asset for the Hokies offense.
Meanwhile, on the defensive side of the ball, Canteen is likely to be the most important new addition. He joins the team from Georgia Southern, where he earned third-team All-Sun Belt honors in 2022 after recording 64 tackles and 12 defended passes.
Canteen is an experienced and talented defensive back who should provide valuable depth and versatility for the Hokies. With his ability to play both cornerback and nickel, he could make a big impact at multiple positions and help the team improve their defense.
With the addition of these two talented players, the Hokies are well-positioned to make a strong run in the upcoming season. Fans will be eagerly watching to see how Jennings and Canteen perform on the field and help their team succeed.