Family Feel Among Reasons Why Eric Kumah Chose VT

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Last night, during a 5 p.m. press conference in his high school’s auditorium, Forest Park (Woodbridge, VA) wide receiver prospect Eric Kumah announced that he will attend Virginia Tech on a football scholarship. The 6’3”, 205-pound rising senior also considered offers from Kentucky, Maryland, Miami and NC State, among others.

Kumah does not have to sign a letter of intent with Virginia Tech until February of 2016. The reason now was the right time to commit was simple.

“This was something I felt like I knew was going to happen,” Kumah said of committing to Virginia Tech.

Virginia Tech officially put its proverbial hat in the ring in the fall of 2014, when head coach Frank Beamer extended a scholarship offer to the Forest Park star.

“We played Stonewall – Tim Settle and Reggie Floyd’s team – and the DB coach, Coach Gray, was there. He was watching us play. I scored three touchdowns that game. I saw him make a call and then he left. So then I was like, ‘Maybe they’re interested in me now,'” Kumah said.

“After that, I started going down there for games. The second game I went down there, they called me in the office and gave me a scholarship.”

Kumah, pictured in the middle, along with VT recruits Reggie Floyd and Tim Settle (right)
Kumah, pictured in the middle, along with VT recruits Reggie Floyd and Tim Settle (right)

Kumah’s first impression of Virginia Tech was a strong one.

“The game atmosphere is amazing. I loved everything about it. Going there, I never saw one thing I did not like about the school, and that’s why I made this decision,” Kumah said.

An unofficial visit to Virginia