Virginia Tech has signed four transfers since the arrival of Brent Pry with all of them being on the offensive side. More transfers seem likely with talented Cal Poly grad transfer DT Myles Cecil emerging as a target and receiving a VT offer.
He had this to say about his reaction to receiving a Virginia Tech offer.
"Nooooo wayyyyyy!!! Coming from a small FCS school, you can only dream of an opportunity like this," Cecil said.
Cecil received the offer during a phone conversation with "nearly every coach on the defensive staff" with Cecil sharing this about that conversation.
"I had multiple conversations but they all kind of centered around looking at how interested I was in joining the program and so most of the talk was about you know how I would fit into their scheme and things of that nature and what they’re looking to do this upcoming season," Cecil said.
Myles Cecil was a starting DT for Cal Poly for the last three full seasons while starting some games as a redshirt freshman back in 2018. In all three of his full seasons at Cal Poly, Cecil had at least 35 tackles which is good for a DT.
Tech has been looking to add a veteran DT to join their rotation of Norell Pollard, Josh Fuga, and Mario Kendricks with Cecil being a potential quality fit allowing a guy like Wilfried Pene more time to develop along with the rest of the younger DTs.
In addition to Virginia Tech, Cecil has received offers from Vanderbilt, Syracuse, Tulsa, UAB, Hawaii, Southeastern Louisiana, and Incarnate Word. Additionally, Cecil told us that he has received interest from other schools in the SEC, ACC, and Big 12.
Cecil doesn't have a timeline for making a decision currently with Cecil being patient to see how his recruitment, schedule visits, and then figure out a decision timeline. When the time comes, Cecil knows what he will be looking for at his next stop in college football.
"I’m looking for an opportunity to come in and contribute to winning games, and grow as a player! I really want to go out with a bang for my last year, so just looking for a place where all of the stars align," Cecil said.
So how did this offer impact Myles Cecil's recruitment and Virginia Tech's standing in it?
"I think it’s definitely opening people's eyes to my level of play and things that I bring to the table, and VT Is an amazing school with loads of tradition so they are definitely on my list."