Virginia Tech OL Hunter Mclain Enters Transfer Portal

Virginia Tech offensive lineman Hunter Mclain entered the transfer portal. (Jon Fleming)

Virginia Tech offensive lineman Hunter Mclain announced he’s entering the transfer portal on Friday. He will join the Hokies in the Military Bowl vs. Tulane on Dec. 27 before leaving.

He’s the seventh Hokies player to enter the portal this offseason and the second offensive lineman, joining Johnny Dickson. A Daleville, Va., native who played his high school ball at Lord Botetourt, Mclain (6-4, 293) did not play in his time in Blacksburg. He redshirted in 2022 and did not see action as a redshirt freshman this year. He has three years of eligibility remaining at his next stop.

Mclain’s commitment to Virginia Tech was unique — just a few weeks into his tenure and in the midst of signing his first recruiting class, head coach Brent Pry called Mclain and offered him a scholarship on early signing day in December 2021. Out of high school, his Power 5 offers consisted of Iowa State and Kentucky.

The Hokies have 17 scholarship offensive linemen for 2024 with Mclain’s departure and sit at 88-89 total scholarships. Ron Crook’s O-line group received a jolt on Thursday afternoon when Georgia State’s Montavious Cunningham announced his commitment, Tech’s first portal pickup of the offseason.

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  1. Glad the new staff took a stretch on a Virginia kid when they had the room. Wish him the best wherever he lands.

  2. I hope he finds a good home. Glad he committed and was a Hokie for a few years. I hope he succeeds in his next stop. This is the world we live in instant gratification and play or go somewhere where you will play. Thanks portal. It giveth and it taketh away.

  3. Does he keep scholarship $$$ for next semester if he decides to not go play football somewhere else?

      1. I believe that is why some waited until the next semester started before announcing so that semester was paid for if they couldn’t find another spot to land.

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