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Three-Star RB Jeremiah Coney Flips From Appalachian State to Virginia Tech

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Three-star RB Jeremiah Coney announced today that he has flipped his commitment from Appalachian State to Virginia Tech following an official visit to Blacksburg.

Coney is the 21st of 22 commits in the 2023 class for Virginia Tech and the 11th in-state commitment this cycle. He chose the Hokies over offers from Appalachian State, Boston College, Maryland, Virginia, JMU, and others plus Iowa had shown interest recently and even had an in-home visit with him.

Coney is the latest addition to what has been one of the most impressive recruiting cycles for the Hokies in the Richmond area. A large part of that is the volume of success they've had with the largest number of Richmond area commits in one time including WR Takye Heath, DE Jason Abbey, DBs Braylon Johnson and Cameren Fleming, ATH Krystian Williams, and now Coney.

The addition of Coney gives Tech a true RB first commitment this cycle though he has the skill set to play linebacker if things don't work out at RB. Tech also has commitments from Tralon Mitchell and Thomas Williams who both play RB in high school though this obviously gives Tech more options to put those guys where they think they are best fit rather than a more needed spot.

Coney definitely has some of the traits that you want as a bigger back at over 6' and 190 pounds with the frame to put on more weight and be a power back. In an offense that wants to be physical and runs the ball a lot between the tackles, Coney seems to fit the physical mold of what Tech would be looking for while he also has proven production with over 1,400 rushing yards in his senior season while averaging almost 7 yards per carry.

We will have more as this story develops.

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