Virginia Tech football coach Brent Pry making a push for 5-Star safety

Virginia Tech football head coach Brent Pry and defensive coordinator Chris Marve visited five-star safety Faheem Delane.
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

Virginia Tech football coach Brent Pry has been hitting the recruiting trail hard this month and he made a stop along the way with defensive coordinator Chris Marve. They visited five-star safety and one of their biggest recruiting targets, Faheem Delane in the Class of 2025.

If there are recruits out there who have an idea what the Virginia Tech program is about, it’s Faheem. His older brother, Mansoor, is currently a Hokie and announced in December that he is returning to Blacksburg for the 2024 season alongside Dorian Strong.

Several big named schools have offered Faheem and he is scheduled to head to Oregon to visit with the Ducks on Jan. 26. In a recent interview with Ducks Digest, the Olney, Maryland native who plays for Our Lady Good Counsel, spoke about the recent coaching changes at some schools that he needs to reevaluate things before he makes a decision.

Interestingly enough, when he spoke with Ducks Digest, he mentioned stability with coaches being a key but never mentioned Pry and his staff.

""With all the coaching changes I really gotta reevaluate everything. Because there's really only a few coaches who are really gonna be there for the time I'm there. Probably Coach Lanning, Coach Kirby (Smart), Coach Sark, Coach Day maybe--so just like the few schools that can really probably---the coach is gonna be there when I'm there. That's a big thing for me. Everything's reshuffled for the most part.""

Faheem Delane

The 6-foot-2, 193-pound safety is at the top of a lot of schools list in the Class of 2025. He has offers from several big-name schools like Georgia, Oregon, and Texas just to name a few. Virginia Tech is hoping they have an inside track because of his brother currently being a Hokie, but that remains to be seen if it’s a factor.