Projected Position: Wide Receiver
Rivals: 3-star, #19 player in VA
247: 3-star, #84 WR, #17 player in VA
ESPN: 4-star, #68 WR, #8 player in VA
Power 5 offers: 13
Eric Kumah possessed a nice scholarship offer list when he chose Virginia Tech. Miami, Tennessee, Pitt, NC State and Kentucky were just a few of the Power 5 conference programs who extended offers. Fortunately, the Hokies were able to land him.
Virginia Tech badly needs wide receiver depth this year and in the years to come, and they needed to sign wideouts in 2016 who could play right away. Kumah, along with Divine Deablo and Samuel Denmark, enrolled at Tech in January and should have a chance to compete for early playing time as a result.
Because of his talent level, and also because of the position he plays, Kumah was as close to a “must get” recruit as there is. The Hokies really needed him in this class, and they were able to get him. Even after the coaching change, Justin Fuente and Holmon Wiggins were able to keep him in the fold.
Top end speed: Normally you wouldn’t expect a guy with Kumah’s size to have good top end speed, but he seems to be pretty fast to me. He’s not a burner, mind you, but he’s solid. For his size, it’s a plus part of his game.
Balance: Kumah isn’t an easy guy to tackle in the open field, showing very good balance. He reminds me of Jarrett Boykin, as far as that goes.
Hands: For the most part, Kumah catches the ball easily and smoothly away from his...
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