June 24, 2024

Virginia Tech football got an unexpected boost on Saturday with the announcement that Miami linebacker/defensive back Kaleb Spencer is transferring to the Hokies. Spencer, who entered the NCAA transfer portal less than a month ago, revealed his decision on X. The Hokies, with one available full scholarship, allocated it to Spencer, a native of Gloucester, Virginia.

Standing 6-foot-2 and weighing 200 pounds, Spencer played in 11 games for the Hurricanes as a true freshman last season, recording one tackle. A high three-star recruit from the 2023 class, Spencer attended Life Christian Academy in Colonial Heights and was ranked by 247Sports as the No. 13 player in Virginia and No. 673 nationally for 2023.

Miami Hurricanes 2023 Recruiting Notebook: LB/S Kaleb Spencer - State of The U

Spencer is versatile, able to play both linebacker and safety, making him a strong candidate for the STAR role in head coach Brent Pry’s defense. He joins defensive lineman Khurtiss Perry (from Alabama) and quarterback Collin Schlee (from UCLA) as new additions through the spring portal window. The Hokies also added four players in December. While Spencer’s exact role in 2024 remains to be seen, his addition is a strategic move by Pry to enhance the team’s talent level and bring Virginia natives back home.

Welcome home, Kaleb.

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