Woodbridge, VA (Forest Park) wide receiver Eric Kumah has decided to stay home and commit to Virginia Tech, the prospect announced Friday. Kumah, a three-star prospect per 247Sports, chose the Hokies over Maryland, NC State, Kentucky and Miami (FL).
At 6'3, 205 pounds, the Forest Park product comes in as the 99th-ranked wide receiver in the class of 2016 and 20th-ranked player in the state of Virginia. Kumah possesses the ideal frame for a wide receiver, and with his senior year on the horizon, the opportunity to step into Blacksburg ready to compete right away exists. With the mass exodus of receivers in College Park, the loss of Kumah could serve as a considerable blow for a team looking to gain much needed depth.
In a recent interview with Testudo Times, the prospect stated the possibility of playing in the slot and on the outside at Maryland. Having the versatility to line up at multiple spots would have served well for Caleb Rowe or Dwayne Haskins - presuming one of those two will be the starting quarterback in 2016.
The Terrapins were hoping Kumah could pair with 2016 commit DJ Turner and target Tino Ellis. Ellis is scheduled to make his commitment in July, and Maryland is firmly in the hunt. The Avalon School (MD) athlete Trevon Diggs could serve a dual role within the Maryland program should he commit - the younger Diggs is being targeted primarily at cornerback, but is also an excellent wide receiver.
Wide receivers coach Keenan McCardell still has a solid group of wide outs to work with this season, but the need to add more bodies has been amplified tremendously in just a matter of weeks.