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Virginia Tech football: 2020 signee Wilfried Pene finally arrives in Blacksburg

Now, the entire 2020 class is on campus.

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The Virginia Tech Hokies finally have their entire 2020 recruiting class in Blacksburg after the arrival of tight end Wilfried Pene over the weekend.

Pene, a three-star recruit from France who played his high school football in Connecticut last fall, had been unable to arrive in Blacksburg due to travel restrictions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Pene played on both sides of the ball in high school but will play tight end for the Hokies. Already possessing good size, Pene is a good athlete, too.

It will be a challenge for him to see the field this fall with James Mitchell and Nick Gallo on top of the depth chart at tight end, but getting him on campus and in the weight room now is important for his development as there is a chance Mitchell leaves following the season.

Pene, who also starred as a wrestler in high school, is the second foreign-born player on Virginia Tech’s roster, joining punter Oscar Bradburn.