Coming off a strong National Signing Day last week, head coach Frank Beamer and Virginia Tech are continuining their offseason of positive momenutm. Now with their 2015 recruiting class officially signed to the program, the coaching staff can now shift their focus on shaping their upcoming 2016 recruiting class. Already receiving early verbal commitments from quarterback Logan Byrd, cornerback Myles Wolfolk, and wide receiver Conner O'Donnell, they received great news earlier today as Maryland cornerback Kareem Felder committed to joining Virginia Tech..
Felder, a 5-11/165 cornerback out of Baltimore, Maryland, chose Virginia Tech over Boston College, Iowa, North Carolina, Cincinnati, Rutgers, Toledo, and West Virginia. According to 247Sports, the Saint Frances Academy product is currently ranked as the nation's 41st overall cornerback. When his position coach at Saint Frances, Cory Robinson, was asked about Felder, he gave the following statement.
"He's bringing a dog mentality. He's one of those guys that plays the game relentless. From a cornerback perspective he plays extremely physical, and I call him a heat seeking missile. He's a fast kid that loves to compete."
In addition to his opinion on Felder's talent, Robinson also said the following on his interest in Virginia Tech, "He's been a Virginia Tech admirer for years. The success that Virginia Tech has had in the defensive backfield, particularly with defensive backs from the area was a major part of his decision."
This is exciting news as Felder, in addition to Wolfolk, are expected to carry the torch in the defensive backfield in Blacksburg for years to come.