Virginia Tech Football: Crystal ball prediction for 5-star recruit gives grim outlook

The Crystal Ball at 247Sports for five-star safety Faheem Delane is not a good look for the Virginia Tech football team.
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

This past weekend, the Virginia Tech football team hosted several recruits from the Class of 2025. Head coach Brent Pry and his staff are off to a promising start with the class in terms of getting commitments so far.

They have commitments from quarterback Kelden Ryan and offensive tackle Carter Stallard. Pry hopes to add more to the class in the not-too-distant future and one of those recruits is five-star safety Faheem Delane, whose older brother Mansoor is already a Hokie. The outlook, however, is not looking good according to 245Sports crystal ball.

Crystal Ball has Faheem Delane not going to Blacksburg

Faheem is someone who is a high priority in the Class of 2025 for Virginia Tech and rightly so. According to 247Sports Crystal Ball, has him choosing Ohio State over all his other offers, including the Hokies.

Faheem, who plays at Our Lady Good Counsel High School in Maryland, is a 6-foot-2, 195-pound talented safety who is a shutdown defender. According to Andrew Ivins of 247Sports, he plays with confidence and he "has what it takes to get on the field sooner rather than later like his brother, who starred as a freshman at Virginia Tech.''

His brother Mansoor announced back in December that he is returning to Blacksburg for the 2024 season with Dorian Strong to solidify the secondary for Virginia Tech. With Mansoor already a Hokie, you would think that it would give them an inside track to landing Faheem, but it remains to be seen where he decides to go in 2025.

Pry and his staff are building what appears to be a very strong culture in Blacksburg and that is evident by the number of players returning next season, as well as the transfers coming in. Hopefully some of the top talent in the Class of 2025 will soon follow.