Virginia Tech made some noise in the transfer portal flipping North Carolina A&T RB and 2022 FCS All-American Bhayshul Tuten from Boston College to the Hokies.
It’s been a change of plans!🦃 pic.twitter.com/EjeetdHQAq— Bhayshul Tuten (@bhayshul) January 14, 2023
Tuten is the sixth transfer for the Hokies joining Baylor QB Kyron Drones, Old Dominion WR Ali Jennings, MTSU WR Jaylin Lane, Norfolk State WR Da'Quan Felton, and Georgia Southern CB Derrick Canteen.
Tuten chose the Hokies over public offers from Boston College, Georgia, Florida, Pittsburgh, Kansas State, and Missouri. He has two years of eligibility remaining.
Tuten comes to Virginia Tech after an impressive sophomore season where he earned FCS All-American honors with 1,363 rushing yards and 13 rushing touchdowns while averaging 6.6 yards per carry plus 31 catches for 342 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Tuten is an instant upgrade to the Hokies' RB room as he should be able to push Malachi Thomas and gives the Hokies their best 1-2 punch since having Khalil Herbert and Raheem Blackshear in 2020. Add in Keshawn King and Bryce Duke, and Tech's RB room looks quite good.
RBs coach Stu Holt likely deserves plenty of credit for landing a big time RB who has shown he can be highly productive and efficient while also having impressive offers. He also visited last weekend with Tech doing an impressive job to flip him before the start of the spring semester so that he can be part of the RB room for spring practice and not have to wait till summer.
We will have more as this story develops.