St. Frances Academy (Baltimore, MD) junior cornerback prospect Kareem Felder is no longer committed to Virginia Tech, multiple outlets reported this afternoon.
— Jeremy Birmingham (@Birm) April 24, 2015
Felder verbally committed to Virginia Tech on February 7; however, he took unofficial visits to Clemson and Ohio State earlier this month. Clemson and Ohio State are now the perceived frontrunners, with Ohio State getting 100-percent of the Crystal Ball predictions on 247Sports.
The 5’11”, 170-pound Felder is a consensus 3-star prospect. His decision to de-commit drops Virginia Tech 2016 Class from 10 prospects to nine. The class still includes athlete JoVonn Quillen Jr., wide receivers Sam Denmark and Conner ODonnell, offensive lineman Thomas Jarret Hopple, defensive tackle Clay Dean, linebacker Vic Greene, cornerbacks Troy Pride Jr. and Myles Wolfolk, and safety/running back Reggie Floyd.
Cornerback is one of main positions of focus for the Virginia Tech staff in the class of 2016. Coach Frank Beamer and company will get a chance to impress other top corner prospects, including Lake Taylor (Norfolk, VA) star Wayne Davis, tomorrow at the Spring Game.