June 24, 2024

The Virginia Tech football program received an unexpected boost as Miami linebacker/defensive back Kaleb Spencer announced his commitment to the Hokies on X, just weeks after entering the NCAA transfer portal. With only one full scholarship available, Virginia native Spencer, standing at 6-foot-2 and weighing 200 pounds, emerged as the recipient. During his true freshman year at Miami, Spencer appeared in 11 games, garnering one tackle.

Hailing from Gloucester, Virginia, and having played at Life Christian Academy in Colonial Heights, Spencer was rated as a high three-star recruit in the 2023 class, earning recognition as the 13th overall player in Virginia and the 673rd overall player nationwide, according to 247Sports.

While primarily listed as a linebacker, Spencer possesses versatility, capable of filling roles in the safety position as well. His skill set aligns well with the STAR role in head coach Brent Pry’s defensive scheme. Spencer joins defensive lineman Khurtiss Perry from Alabama and quarterback Collin Schlee from UCLA as newcomers via the spring transfer portal window, adding to the four players already acquired in December.

Kaleb Spencer, Miami, Linebacker

Although his exact role for the 2024 season remains uncertain, Spencer’s addition underscores Pry’s strategy of bringing talent back to Virginia while bolstering the team’s overall skill level, a tactic evident in the acquisitions of Perry and Spencer. Welcome to Virginia Tech, Kaleb.

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