Virginia Tech is in the Lead for 2016 WR Eric Kumah


Nov 15, 2014; Durham, NC, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies wide receiver Cam Phillips (18) runs against the Duke Blue Devils defense at Wallace Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY Sports

The Virginia Tech Hokies were disappointed to hear that four-star wide receiver Lawrence Cager chose to commit to the Miami Hurricanes over the Hokies. The Hokies only have a few targets left in the Class of 2015 and are starting to turn their focus to going after recruits in the Class of 2016.

One of those targets is wide receiver Eric Kumah of Forest Park High School in Woodbridge, Virginia. Kumah announced via Twitter that the leader in his recruitment is the Virginia Tech Hokies.

Currently, Kumah has offers from Virginia Tech, Virginia, Tennessee, Boston College, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Temple, and Old Dominion. Kumah has received interest from tons of programs across the country.

Kumah has not received a grade from 247 Sports or ESPN while Rivals has given him a three-star and ranked him 21st among juniors in Virginia. Kumah has very good size at 6’3” and 205 pounds while he also lists on his Hudl that he can bench press 255 which is fairly good for a wide receiver.

The highlight tape of Eric Kumah shows that he is someone who has a very good vertical, and knows how to use that to go up and get the football to make a play. Kumah always is one of the fastest players on the field against most of his competition and while it doesn’t look like he has elite speed, he does have good speed and acceleration.

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Kumah is still fairly raw as a wide receiver as his route running skills are something he needs to improve. However, Kumah definitely has the raw skills and big upside to become a very good receiver at the collegiate level. Also, Kumah still has another year to develop at the high school, and could be a guy that rises up recruiting boards next fall.

Based on 247 Sports, West Virginia is the top threat to the Hokies, but the Mountaineers have not offered Kumah a scholarship. Bud Foster is the primary recruiter for Kumah, and while Foster isn’t a great recruiter, he has had some big victories as the primary recruiter for Wyatt Teller and Ken Ekanem.

Eric Kumah will definitely be a Class of 2016 recruit to keep an eye over the course of the Class of 2016 recruiting cycle.

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