Virginia Tech’s positive recruiting momentum continued in a big way on Friday afternoon when four-star running back Ramon Brown picked the Hokies.
Brown, a 5-foot-11, 202-pounder from Manchester High in Midlothian, Virginia, picked the Hokies over West Virginia, Maryland, Penn State and South Carolina. He just named his top five this past week after visiting each of his finalists officially in June.
There is no way around it; this is a huge win for head coach Justin Fuente and the Hokies. Virginia Tech’s 2020 recruiting class was lackluster overall, at least as far as rankings go. The 2021 class was better but still a cause for concern. Now, Brown becomes the 18th commitment to VT’s 2022 class and is now the school’s top-ranked recruit in this cycle.
He is the No. 190 overall player in the 2022 class, the No. 19 running back and the No. 8 player in the state of Virginia. All rankings courtesy of the 247Sports composite.
Brown made his commitment live on CBS Sports HQ.
Virginia Tech’s class now ranks No. 19 and No. 3 in the ACC. Sure, once more players commit to other schools, Tech’s ranking will fall some, but there is hope more big moves are on the way. The Hokies are finalists for other four-star prospects like Gunner Givens, Cam Miller, Cam Johnson and Bryson Jennings.
Overall, the Hokies are performing well this cycle, and the efforts of coaches such as Justin Hamilton, Ryan Smith, Adam Lechtenberg, Vance Vice and Jack Tyler should be commended.
There is a long way to go until signing day, so, yes, the Hokies will have to fight to keep some of these kids in the fold. There is nothing better than winning to keep that momentum alive.
While I usually offer my evaluation of every recruit, I will let Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports handle this one.
Welcome to Blacksburg, Ramon.