Virginia Tech Football Recruiting: Cam'Ron Kelly Commits to the Hokies

The Hokies add a 4-star, blue-chip, 757 recruit to their 2019 recruiting class.

Clemson, Penn State, Virginia, Notre Dame, Auburn, Washington State, Oklahoma, and Ohio State.

That was the top 8 cornerback Cam'Ron Kelly announced on April 24. Kelly committed to the Hokies Tuesday morning. Recruiting is fickle. Recruiting is weird. And this is a stunner, in Virginia Tech's favor, of Stone Cold proportions.

"We are... All in... At Virginia Tech," Kelly said as he bounced between Penn State and Clemson hats before revealing a Virginia Tech t-shirt.

The 247Sports Composite rates the 6-1, 190 pound Oscar Smith product as a 4-star (0.9319) recruit. Furthemore, Kelly is a unanimous 4-star prospect.

Service Position Rank VA National
247Sports Athlete ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 186
Rivals Safety ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 135
ESPN Cornerback ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 229

In December, Kelly was recognized as the Abe Goldblatt All-Tidewater Player of the Year. The two-way stud lined up all around the offense — QB, RB, WR — and accounted for 1,661 yards and 13 touchdowns (per The Virginian-Pilot). He strapped it up at defensive back (3 postseason picks) and returned punts plus kicks.

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Some good news for once!!

Awsome! Who saw that coming?

NOBODY.

Whoever was keeping THAT a secret did their job.

FAM!!!

BIG TIME

Chalk up a top 10 VA commit for the good guys.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

WOW!!!!!

Absolutely amazing! Strong troll move on his part towards the other schools... we weren't even in his top 8 last I saw on twitter!

Nice.

I appear to be out of the loop? Why is this a "stunner"? (are we just that used to top VA athletes leaving the state?)

Clemson, Penn State, Virginia, Notre Dame, Auburn, Washington State, Oklahoma, and Ohio State.

That was the top 8 cornerback Cam'Ron Kelly announced on April 24.

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

And 5 of those are"Blue Bloods" with Auburn a very close 6th.

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

He'd been rumored to either PSU or Clemson.

JOE HAD THE COMMITMENT POST READY ALL ALONG! IT WAS A RUSE!

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic. Frequently misspells words.

"...I'm getting a little tired of hearing how good everybody else is..." -Coach Fu [This week: 1-0]

Anybody on staff here think this pick will stick through signing day? I hope like hell it does but it seems too good to be true given his recruiting situation

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

I mentioned on the other thread but hopefully he's at least good and pissed at PSU and Clemson.

Sometimes I like to leave off the /s just to mess with people.

True but Dax still almost committed to them after burning their gear. Recruiting is wild

He is 110% committed.

VHokie

The extra 10% is to ensure he doesn't flip.

VHokie

The bag dropped for him was 10% heavier.

Straight Outta Nowhere!

Never expected this when I decided to take my first look at daily VT news, yet here were are... something good for once.... now we just gotta keep him committed!!!!

Let's GOOOOO!

Bacon strips &
bacon strips &
bacon strips &
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“I turned down 12 other opportunities. You know what I mean?” - Fuente

Dude that is sick and a direct VA Beach statement. I dig it.

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic. Frequently misspells words.

Although Oscar Smith is in Chesapeake. Just another example of lack of attention to detail from our recruiting staff.

I live in Chesapeake and I think this graphic is great. I'm 25 mins from the beach and most people here look at the 757 as Hampton Roads and Tidewater.

I don't see it as a lack of detail.

I live in Chesapeake as well. I was also joking. I think the graphic is cute and represents the area well.

You have to throw /ssss on any sarcastic post

I'd rather not.

I feel like this post has to be sarcastic....

edit: and confirmed, is sarcastic.

Yep. Perfect.

That's awesome!

Wartooth, I second what you said, that GRAPHIC THO:

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Zohn got the marketing team putting out the vicious graphics. So glad he's recruiting for us.

"...I'm getting a little tired of hearing how good everybody else is..." -Coach Fu [This week: 1-0]

Was this the mysterious silent commit we've been hearing about???? What a pick up did NOT see this coming! FAM!

No. Putting the pieces together I'd guess the silent commit was Riley Simonds. I don't know have any insight but will say a silent commitment is about as meaningful to me as having the most crystal balls a month before an actual commitment.

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

I remember LaHokie saying it was someone that would make Tech look better to Ford, so my guess would be Beaver, who is from NoVa like Ford is

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

I interpreted that comment as Simonds is a high quality OL that will make Ford's job easier as a RB. That same line of thought could apply to Beaver, and their schools would certainly be familiar with one another, but I can't recall any indication that Beaver and Ford have a close relationship.

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

So, are we the big dog this time?

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

“I turned down 12 other opportunities. You know what I mean?” - Fuente

BAG/LA, both of you often stated that Kelly was good as gone. Any sources as to why he flipped the script on EVERYONE! Was it just a salty response to his offer situation from the other schools? I hope this kid sticks, we could use him after all the CB melee lately.

"...I'm getting a little tired of hearing how good everybody else is..." -Coach Fu [This week: 1-0]

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Am I doing this right?

From what Clemson fans are saying, Kelly said he wanted to play CB. Not safety, not WR, and Clemson cooled, PSU had scholarships fill up, and we had spots come open.

Cards fell in our favor.

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CB you say?

Yeah, we could use one of those.

I respect Clemson for not lying to him about playing cb just to get him to commit

Wow, so many thoughts. He was one of my favorite recruits in the class about a year or so ago, and from then on it's been nothing but hearing how he's going OOS back to the west coast, then it was Clemson v. PSU. Once he left us out of his top 8 I stopped following his recruitment. Ecstatic to have this kid in the boat, and like many others I just hope he signs come December/February.

I hope he and the staff are calling Devyn right now and angling for a flip. Go Hokies!

Hoping that friendship between the two of them, proves to be useful.

"...I'm getting a little tired of hearing how good everybody else is..." -Coach Fu [This week: 1-0]

Wait....... What!? Wasn't he like going to clemson or PSU?

FUCKING. SICK. NEWS. I remember seeing his film and thinking "I'm not gonna watch this again because it'll just make me sad when he chooses someone else." This is a Dax-level get, y'all. Aaaaalmost makes the pain of not getting DFF go away. (Almost.)

LA and/or BAG: was this the long-heard-of silent commit???

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

"long-heard-of silent commit" sounds a little like self-fulfilling prophecy to me.

No

this kid definitely has the skills. I think we haven't heard as much about him since we didnt seem to be in the running for him early on... but wow talented AF.

also CAPS CAPS CAPS

I can't help but succumb to the cloud of negativity going on right now. I feel like this is either too good to be true or this kid isn't going to make it anyway due to whatever issues other schools found. Maybe this truly is a great get and everything works out and I'm just drowning in the other news of the day.

Is this as good as it seems to be on the surface or is there more going on? Have I just become a pessimist?

Vols Fans are more delusional than LOLUVA

Hokie in Tennessee

Whatever the reason, and however this shakes out, I love a good announcement fakeout

"We Are... All In... at Virginia Tech"

A message for LOLUVA

It's Time to go to Work

yes...yes...yes

Hokies, Local Soccer, AFC Ajax, Ravens

I.....I don't understand. I thought all the news this time of year was supposed to be *bad* news.

This is good news, right?

The Poster Formerly Known As The Spirit Of Bernard Basham

Slightly positive news. Check back on signing day.

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic. Frequently misspells words.

I'll take it.

This is a win,

You can try to chalk it up that 'the big dogs' cooled - but we beat out a bunch of power 5 teams for this kid.

We can recruit. repeat it.

Reading TKP this morning is like:

Sweeeet

I'm guessing there's no hope of reclassifying to the 2018 class....

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

OOOOOO IM HEATED NOW BOI

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

Started with this

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I didn't care that much about Michigan dropping the home and home, but if Penn State backs out I will become Mad Online.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

That twitter post just makes me think he's disappointed that they didn't get Cam Kelly, and we did.

That would be pretty low of an actual employee of the athletic department to take a shot at a kid they just missed on. That's Twitter fan shit.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Those tweets show they must have felt a little sting today.

Tf we do to Penn State damn, they the ones poaching like a bitch we just sitting here getting 3 stars like we do

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

Comment of the year

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

At this point they're pretty much saying "fuck you" to VT and we're sitting here and taking it on the chin.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

They're talking a pretty big game. Hope they can back it up with results, because Ohio State isn't going to roll over for them.

That's not the game they're playing, though. They're eating our lunch on the recruiting trail within our own state, and now they're openly mocking us directly (Gobble this up) about it. As we have seen time and time again, recruiting isn't about wins and losses, its about selling yourself, and Penn St is kicking our ass right now.

These tweets are signalling their future intentions within our state, and given how things are going presently, we should be extremely worried about how recruiting will go in the future.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

You mean like we did to UNC last year?

Yes, it's recruiting at the big boy table. For the record, I don't think they've been going easy on us in the past.

But we won today's recruiting battle with PSU, and based on their tweets, it must sting a bit for them.

Some coaches said some garbage on Twitter. Who cares? Do you want our staff to show up at their football offices and challenge them to a fight or something?

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

Hope they can back it up with results

No.

Bacon strips &
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We are?

Because the headline I just read was that Virginia Tech just stole a recruit that was a PSU lock...

This is what I am talking about.

We have an expectation that we should be getting every top ten virginia kid. So when we dont its a huge loss, when we do and we steal a kid that was a heavy lean somewhere else, its just expected.

Nahhh. Were changing the story. We won today. Huge win. Stole a kid right from under their nose.

Virginia Tech wins recruiting battles under Justin Fuente.

Just stole him under their noses, and RUBBED THEIR NOSES IN IT! They are pissed. Get used to it, PSU, recruiting is a two-way street.

We shouldn't have an inferiority complex when it comes to them. That program has plenty of baggage, like we all know. Hope they enjoy life after Saquon.

"That man was violating a city ordinance, and I was just doing my duty to enforce it." - Mike Curtis

"You boys in there smokin' rope?"-Johnny Unitas (circa 1973) to his San Diego Chargers teammates

Just means we made a sound and they heard us.

Is it football season yet?

A lion doesn't concern himself with the opinions of the sheep

Especially when the "Lion" is a serial child molester & blind-eye staff and administration, and the "sheep" are young children whose welfare has been entrusted to said "Lion".

🤷‍♂️

Can't tell if this is too much or not. It's been a roller coaster of a day on here.

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

The lion was Joe Paterno and the sheep were the kids

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Yeah, just a bit much.

The Poster Formerly Known As The Spirit Of Bernard Basham

Nah, Penn State did. You don't get to say stuff like that when you are barely a year removed from honoring a child molester during a home game. They didn't learn anything and now they get to continue on as if it never happened and say cryptic things like "we don't concern ourselves with the opinions of others", which I guarantee is the kind of phrase their fans/admin use to deflect negative opinion.

Yeah gotta agree here. Given the reaction by Penn St and its fans to what actually happened at Penn St, I don't think its over the line at all to continually bring up the fact they systematically covered up 30+ years of ongoing child molestation for the benefit of the reputation of their football program.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Let's Go

HOKIES

“I turned down 12 other opportunities. You know what I mean?” - Fuente

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Live look from the Penn State football offices

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

This is the recruiting version of, "I don't care I just wanna make Brad jealous for breaking up with me"

Keep calm, Gobble on

In order to prove how much we don't care, I'm going to have our graphics department come up with this cool graphic about how much we don't care and then make up a witty tag line to make sure you know it's you that we don't care about! Just to be clear, THIS IS HOW MUCH WE DON'T CARE!!!

(Turns to friends)

This doesn't actually make it look like we care does it?

-Kenny Sanders

We are...going to English 101 class.

"...I'm getting a little tired of hearing how good everybody else is..." -Coach Fu [This week: 1-0]

....enablers.

STFU.

Honestly didn't read the names of the posters - the fact that they're coaches is even more laugh-out-loud sophomoric. I assumed they were players. Y'know - actual sophomores.

The level of high & mighty in that program is reprehensible. Full stop.

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

Then don't read the comments. There's a Penn State fan equating the school's "failure to protect lives" from the the April 16th shootings to them covering up child molestation for 30 years.

I used to think bringing up Sandusky as a negative recruiting tactic against the current Penn State staff as being in somewhat bad taste.

Used to.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

It was round when I started to read the "take your finger off the trigger" comments directed at VT fans when I decided to log off twitter for a while.

But yeah, there is no line you cannot cross when it comes to PSU.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

that font combined with their attempts to highlight VA in that makes me sick. I think we had the same font on my HS jerseys...and those were made in the 70s.

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A good thing happened, I'm so confused. I hope this thing stays good.

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

Appropriate!!

REP YA STATE...IN STATE!!!

Let's Go

HOKIES

Class class class from Ford given the treatment he got on Twitter after his commitment.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

*triggered*

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

He's too classy for Penn State.

Unlike the coaches there.

If he's still taking calls from other schools someone needs to get in his ear about Penn State's staff throwing shade at Kelly for not choosing Penn State.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Especially since that coach is the running backs coach

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

It's a long shot, but we still need to call regularly, in case Penn State malfunctions at some point.

Don't think yet have to worry about the staff staying in touch unless Ford says otherwise.

From the Virginia Pilot article on Kelly's commitment:

"All the coaches at Virginia Tech, they never stopped recruiting me," Kelly said. "That spoke a lot about their character and how much they wanted me."

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

Our fan base wasn't exactly class after his commitment.

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic. Frequently misspells words.

Absolutely right, but our coaches weren't not-so-subtly dragging him on Twitter.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

speaking of ford, artis took an opportunity to welcome cam'ron and tweet at mr ford and let him know its not to late to flip to the good guys. I cant embed from work but if anyone can find the tweet.

#Bapn ain't EZ

Wanna win put boobie in! Let boobie spin coach!

Bleeding burnt orange and chicago maroon

thanks! I really like that even though weve all given up on him. his friends have not. sometimes your friends in your ear can persuade you better than anyone else.

#Bapn ain't EZ

Wanna win put boobie in! Let boobie spin coach!

He's mentioned like 10 times in this thread so... don't think we've given up on him either. It sounds like some VT fans burned bridges, so to speak, but that was mostly contained to Twitter.

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

'Its easy to grin, when your ship comes in, and you've got the stock market beat,
but the man worthwhile, is the man who can smile, when his shorts are too tight in the seat'

Did people really tweet bad ish at him after the commit? Like I want to know but I don't want to know

Keep calm, Gobble on

This came out of left field..... I honestly wrote him off months ago......hmmmm

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"Welcome to the Terror Dome." -- Corey Moore

Way off topic on this one, but I've been watching the new season of Jersey Shore, and man, that guy has done a complete 180 on his life. Looking back, its pretty obvious he was coked out of his mind during the original run, because he's so completely mellow now that he's sober.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Not coked out. Roided out

Oh definitely both. The roids certainly didn't help, but that man was absolutely on edge throughout most of those seasons, and especially after the Miami season once the paychecks started to really hit.

I think Ron was the one who was just roid raging all the time. There was a whole other level of wacked out for the Sitch.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

*takes a peek at the current DB depth chart*

I make a motion do to do what happens in college basketball and get this kid to reclassify for 2018 ASAP

Hey this time we aren't the hot chick!

Bud/Wiles 2020

I also have to point out that my Coke Zero this morning told me to "share a Coke with Cameron"... Don't everyone thank me at once...

Bacon strips &
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Nice job, but you really let us down on Ford day.

Just sayin'.

I think that was a diet Mnt Dew day... lesson learned.

Bacon strips &
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Diet Mt. Dew?

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

Which is worse? Diet Mountain Dew . Or Caffeine-Free Mountain Dew? (Yes, it's really a thing.)

The Poster Formerly Known As The Spirit Of Bernard Basham

I actually don't mind Diet Mountain Dew. My Father enjoyed Caffeine Free Diet Mountain Dew. I didn't quite understand it, but then again, our parents made lots of decisions we didn't quite get....

Well, caffeine doesn't add flavor, so taste wise they are the same (delicious). I'm a caffeinator, so I'd chuck these out the window.

Bacon strips &
bacon strips &
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I'm glad I waited to read this thread AFTER the JJ ones so that I could come away happy. Great pickup.

Also, I can't believe no one picked up on this...

And this is a stunner, in Virginia Tech's favor, of Stone Cold proportions.

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No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

I admit, I watched this way too many times. There's something quite mesmerizing about it.

For being such a bad ass, Stone Cold sure did kick people in the nuts a lot.

Every time he set up the Stunner, he aimed higher than the nuts.

That said, yeah, he did...

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

Clemson, Penn State, Virginia, Notre Dame, Auburn, Washington State, Oklahoma, and Ohio State.

Well that's one way to discourage that Superfan guy from crashing the festivities. 😃

"Tajh Boyd over the middle . . . and it's caught for an interception! Michael Cole, lying flat on his back, ARE YOU KIDDING???"

Best comment in the thread. I don't question his passion; only his common sense.

I wonder if it is possible that he meant Va Tech; not LOLUVA when he listed his top 8. Seems like such a stretch to come from off the list to a commitment. And why would anyone want to pick LOLUVA?

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

A CB? Oh word we could use one of those.

Oh word a top end CB from 757? Ya neat!

Wait an elite player at a position of need that we beat out PSU and Clemson for? Awesome!

So also a chance for PSU to put their paws in their mouths again? Even better!

And Clemson had more class! Banner day! Everything is coming up equine!

Penn State...

Nice, too bad it was not this year but we will definitely need the help still next year in the secondary

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
“I served in the United States Navy"

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#FUENTEenFUEGO
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