Soundbites: Follow No. 18 press convention

Tech head coach Brent Pry, linebacker Keonta Jenkins and offensive lineman Johnny Jordan communicate with the media

8/24/2022 8:03:00 PM

BLACKSBURG – Following its apply on Wednesday, Virginia Tech soccer met with the media for a press convention. Learn under for what head coach Brent Pry, linebacker Keonta Jenkins and offensive lineman Johnny Jordan needed to say.

Head coach Brent Pry

On what’s impressed him about operating backs Keshawn King and Likelihood Black:

“These two are the 2 most explosive guys on our roster. What impresses me most proper now’s how a lot they’ve improved. They’ve actually invested in each of themselves. Coach [Stu] Holt has accomplished an impressive job. The mindset, the maturity, the method to conferences and apply. It is a distinction that is noticeable and it is noticeable of their play now.”

On the second group of receivers:

“We’re nonetheless a piece in progress. I believe our depth in most areas of our crew has received to proceed to develop each week. It does not cease as a result of the season begins. We’ve to proceed to develop depth all yr lengthy.”

Linebacker Keonta Jenkins

On how comfy he feels at that sam linebacker spot after shifting down from security:

“Transitioning from the primary day to at the moment, I am far more comfy. I am far more comfy with attending to the move of the place. The main points and the entire motions, simply selecting up keys and issues. I am far more assured than I used to be on Day 1.”

On what has translated over from switching positions:

“Simply selecting up the sport velocity, and seeing and believing within the keys of tight ends and pulls by the lineman. However every part else from shifting from security to linebacker is identical, with protecting and every part. I might simply say becoming within the field and studying keys.”

Offensive lineman Johnny Jordan

On lastly with the ability to prep for Outdated Dominion:

“It is superior. We have been actually working in opposition to one another and to now have the ability to begin making ready for an opponent is a pleasant change of tempo. We’re simply actually targeted on what we have to do each day and mastering what we accomplish that we will not get it flawed.”

On it being his final season in faculty and what his private objectives are:

“I’ve like to win a bowl sport. That may be an enormous factor for me. I’ve solely been to at least one, so that will be an enormous accomplishment for me and the icing on the cake for my profession. However actually, I am simply targeted on the crew and us having the most effective yr we are able to have, and getting Coach Pry off to an awesome begin with the VT followers.”