Virginia Tech Picks Up VMI Transfer Stone Snyder

Stone Snyder
Stone Snyder was an FCS All-American the last three seasons. (VMI athletics)

Virginia Tech picked up a commitment from VMI All-American transfer linebacker Stone Snyder on Tuesday afternoon. He’s from Richmond, Va., where he attended Monacan High School.

As a sophomore during the spring of 2021 season, he was named Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year by both the media and coaches after averaging 11 tackles per game. He also finished third in the voting for the Buck Buchanan FCS Defensive Player of the Year Award.

During the regular 2021 season, he was named a Second Team FCS All-American by multiple outlets, and was Southern Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Year while averaging 10.9 tackles per game. He also had 11 tackles for loss, four sacks and three fumble recoveries.

2022 was another successful season for Snyder. He was named an AP Third Team All-American while also being a First Team All-Southern Conference performer. He finished the season with 107 tackles. He entered the transfer portal shortly after the season, and picked up a number of scholarship offers from other FCS programs and smaller FBS schools. However, he elected to become a preferred walk-on at Virginia Tech.

At 6-3, 240, Snyder is expected to play the Mike linebacker position for Virginia Tech. He has one season of eligibility remaining.