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Virginia Tech Set to Host Former Houston and Colorado RB Alton McCaskill Per Report

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According to Pete Thamel of ESPN, Virginia Tech is set to host former Houston and Colorado RB Alton McCaskill on a visit, with a date not being stated at this time.

McCaskill spent his first two seasons at Houston before transferring to Colorado for the past season. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

McCaskill was a breakout star as a true freshman at Houston in 2021 running for 961 yards and 16 touchdowns for an average of 5.1 yards per carry while catching 21 passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns on his way to being the AAC Rookie of the Year. After missing the 2022 season due to injury, McCaskill had a limited role at Colorado this past season with 59 rushing yards on 14 carries and two catches for 19 yards.

UCLA is another team heavily involved in McCaskill's recruitment with the Bruins hosting him on a visit this past weekend. Obviously, it will be worth monitoring to see whether McCaskill does make it to Blacksburg following his UCLA visit given that no date has been mentioned yet for a visit.

Running back emerged as a surprise transfer portal target area for the Hokies, especially with Bhayshul Tuten and Malachi Thomas both back to lead the way.

However, the Hokies currently have only four scholarship running backs and McCaskill is an intriguing player with multiple years of eligibility remaining who could push Thomas for the backup job. Adding someone like McCaskill would continue to upgrade Tech's depth even as Jeremiah Coney showed plenty of potential as Tech's RB3 this spring.

It remains to be seen if we'll see a RB addition via the transfer portal, but McCaskill is immediately a name to watch for the Hokies.

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