Recent comment from five-star football recruit paints dreary picture for Virginia Tech

It sounds like Virginia Tech is moving down the list of potential suitors for five-star safety Faheem Delane in the Class of 2025.

Recruit Faheem Delane (left) and brother Mansoor Delane, a defensive back at Virginia Tech, visit
Recruit Faheem Delane (left) and brother Mansoor Delane, a defensive back at Virginia Tech, visit / Lori Schmidt / Columbus Dispatch / USA

Recruiting has been going very well lately for Virginia Tech head coach Brent Pry and his football staff. The Hokies have been able to secure some in-state recruits in the Class of 2025 and they have a number of visit dates scheduled for potential recruits. One recruit that is a priority for Pry and his staff is five-star safety Faheem Delane.

Faheem already has a good knowledge of the Virginia Tech program as his brother Mansoor, is currently a Hokie and announced in December that he's returning to Blacksburg for the 2024 season. Faheem has shuffled his visit dates around and seems to be focusing on certain schools and it appears that Virginia Tech is slipping to the back of his recruiting list.

He recently told Brian Dohn of 247Sports that he was in Columbus at Ohio State last weekend, took a visit the weekend before to LSU, and has visits lined up to Maryland and Oregon. Colorado is a potential wild card with Deion Sanders. A comment that stuck out was about Virginia Tech where he said "maybe Virginia Tech'' will get an official visit too. That doesn't sound promising if we're being honest.

Faheem Delane quickly narrowing down his choices

If we're being honest, Pry has his work cut out for him when it comes to recruiting Faheem. He seems to have narrowed his choices down to powerhouses Ohio State, LSU, and Oregon with Maryland an option as well. With Sanders at Colorado, you can never rule out a potential landing spot with the Buffaloes.

Per 24Sports crystal ball, Ohio State seems to be the leader to land the star in the Class of 2025 and he will likely make his decision in mid to late July and you get the feeling it will be suspenseful, but not for Virginia Tech, but time will tell.