On the eve of Early Signing Day, Virginia Tech has suffered a major recruiting loss as four-star RB Ramon Brown out of the Richmond metro has flipped his commitment from the Hokies to Maryland via an Instagram post.
Brown was one of the faces of this recruiting class especially in-state alongside Gunner Givens giving the Hokies a pair of the top 10 in-state recruits. Now, the Hokies are left with one RB commit in Bryce Duke who did win the prestigious All-Met Player of the Year from the Washington Post as the best player in the Washington D.C. metro.
There's no doubt that coaching staff changes always make it difficult to keep some recruits, but for the Hokies to lose Brown to Maryland especially after hosting him this weekend is a bad recruiting loss for Brent Pry and company. This is especially shocking given that the Hokies just hosted Brown on an official visit over the weekend.
Brown's departure may leave Tech scrambling some trying to find a second RB for this class with Brent Pry and his staff likely just trying to delay some signings whether that's Wake Forest four-star RB commit Demond Claiborne from in-state or someone else. Odds of that seem quite low at this point, but the scramble undoubtedly begins for the Hokies.
We will have more as this story develops.