Checking In With WR Eric Kumah

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In 11 games this season, Forest Park (Manassas, VA) wide receiver/defensive back Eric Kumah was dominant. The 6’3”, 200-pound senior finished with 50 receptions for 1,399 yards and 16 total touchdowns, helping the Bruins to a 6-5 record that included an appearance in the 6A South playoffs, where they fell last week to Hylton.

Among the highlights for the Conference 4 Offensive Player of the Year was the Riverbend game. Forest Park escaped with a 28-27 win thanks to Kumah, whose 92-yard touchdown reception late in the fourth quarter gave the Bruins the lead. He then made an interception to seal the game.

“It was my senior season, so my goal was to break every stat in my school by a lot. I feel like I needed to make plays to show why I am going to [Virginia Tech] and why I received offers from other schools. I think my performance was more of a mental thing than any improvement I made physically,” Kumah said.

“I was the leader of the team,” Kumah added. “Everybody was looking up to me. If I was slack, the younger guys would be slack, too.”

Asked what he’ll remember most about the final season of his high school career, Kumah said: “The relationships that were built with our teammates. We all had each other’s back.”

With his high school football career complete, Kumah now looks forward to graduating next month. His goal is to enroll in college in January of 2016.

“I just need to get my SAT score,” Kumah said when asked if he was all set to enroll early.

Kumah verbally committed to Virginia Tech this past June. Frank Beamer’s retirement news has not swayed him from the decision he made; however, as you might expect, Kumah is highly interested to find out who the next Hokies head coach will be.

“I’m with Tech,” said Kumah, who says has been contacted by Indiana, NC State and Pittsburgh since Coach Beamer announced his retirement. “I’m just waiting and seeing. It all depends what style of offense the new coach wants. If the coach comes in and wants to run an offense with one wide receiver, I might look around. If they run a spread or something like that,