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.
Virginia Tech tight end Wilfried Pene @PeneWilfried is headed to Blacksburg, the final member of the team’s 2020 signing class had been unable to return to the US from France due to travel restrictions, team had been working to get him on overseas flight & he’s now on his way— michaelniziolek (@michaelniziolek) August 20, 2020
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.