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Virginia Tech football: RB Chance Black enters NCAA transfer portal

Another Hokie enters the portal as VT sets to host multiple visitors over the weekend.

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Virginia Tech running back Chance Black entered the NCAA transfer portal Friday, becoming the latest Hokie to make his intentions for 2024 known.

Black is a redshirt sophomore who was a part of the 2021 recruiting class for Tech. The former three-star prospect played high school football at Dorman High School in Roebuck, S.C.

In his three seasons at Virginia Tech, Black appeared in 25 games, with 48 rushing attempts for 141 yards. He also caught three passes for 23 yards. Additionally, Black returned 21 kicks for 432 yards. The running back can also line up in the slot, but Virginia Tech’s depth at wideout prevented a full-time move there.

Black’s departure comes two days after redshirt freshman offensive lineman Johnny Dickson entered the transfer portal. Earlier this week, junior wide receiver Da’Wain Lofton also announced his departure.

The biggest surprise of the week was the departure of senior cornerback Derrick Canteen. The Hokies would’ve preferred to have Canteen return, but with one year of eligibility remaining, he chose to transfer. Canteen played nickel, corner and safety in 2023 and could be looking for a permanent role as an outside cornerback as he auditions for an NFL future.

Here is an updated list of Virginia Tech players in the transfer portal:

  • RB Bryce Duke
  • WR Da’Wain Lofton
  • TE DaeQuan Wright
  • RB Chance Black
  • OL Johnny Dickson
  • CB Derrick Canteen
  • S NyQuee Hawkins
  • WR Christian Moss

Hawkins and Moss weren’t with the team this season.

So while several Hokies are departing and will continue to do so before the first portal window closes in early January, VT is also busy hosting visitors this weekend. Last week, Tech hosted Indiana offensive tackle Carter Smith on a visit. The Hokies are focusing heavily on the offensive line and defensive tackle early in the transfer portal.

Very few teams had the success Virginia Tech did in the transfer portal last year. Several of the top Hokies in 2023 were additions from the NCAA transfer portal.