Justin Fuente and the Virginia Tech coaching staff couldn’t contain their excitement on Thursday after receiving a commitment from in-state athlete Cam’Ron Kelly.
The Oscar Smith High School (Chesapeake, Va.) star announced that he’d be continuing his football career at Virginia Tech in a tweet on Thursday. And Fuente immediately tweeted — without using Kelly’s name, of course — that Virginia Tech had just gotten better.
Kelly is listed as the No. 13-ranked athlete by the 247Sports composite, as well as the No. 5 player in Virginia and No. 158 overall player in the Class of 2019. The 4-star prospect held offers from a veritable who’s who of college football, choosing Virginia Tech over Clemson, Georgia, Penn State, Auburn, Virginia and Alabama, to name a few of his 41 total offers.
At 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, Kelly has the anticipation and ball skills to be a potentially elite defensive back. However, he’s also dynamic enough with the ball in his hands that he might wind up playing offense for Fuente, staging yet another back and forth between the Virginia Tech coach and his defensive coordinator, Bud Foster, over who gets to work with Kelly.
Kelly is the seventh commitment in the Class of 2019 for Virginia Tech. The 247Sports composite rankings lists the Hokies’ class as the 35th-best in the nation and sixth-best in the ACC.