Virginia Tech went back-to-back with commitments on Friday. Dean Ferguson opted for the Hokies over offers from Virginia, West Virginia, and Syracuse among other Power Five programs.
"First, I thank God for blessing me with all of my accomplishments," Ferguson tweeted. "I want to thank my family for all the sacrifices they have made to get me to this point and for their endless love and support. Thank you to all the coaches, trainers, and teachers who have assisted in molding me into the man I am. Lastly, I thank all the coaches and schools who have recruited me and given me the opportunity to attend their respective institutions. With that being said, I am proud to announce that I am committed to Virginia Tech!!!"
Quarterback Tyler Warren chose the Hokies earlier in the day.
The 247Sports Composite rates Ferguson as a 3-star (0.8559) safety. Depending on how his coverage skills evolve, the Potomac Falls HS product figures to project as a rover or whip for the Hokies. Ferguson visited Tech for its tilt with Clemson last season and left impressed. At the time, he provided The Key Play some insight into his recruitment.
"My physicality was one of my main selling points, and they're excited about the future I'd be able to have down there," Ferguson said. "Coach Foster's a nice guy, playing for him would definitely be an amazing experience. Playing for one of the legendary defensive coaches and learning from him would really be special."
Indeed, Ferguson's highlights are littered with clips of his thick shoulder and nose for the ball.