Manchester’s Brown chooses Virginia Tech


MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (WWBT) – For the second time in less than a week, Virginia Tech is recruiting one of the Richmond area’s top football rookies.

Manchester running back Ramon Brown made a verbal commitment to the Hokies on Friday night, choosing Virginia Tech over Penn State, Maryland, South Carolina and West Virginia.

Brown is ranked 128th in the country among Class of 2022 rookies, according to ESPN, and the site ranks him as Virginia’s sixth-best player. He is also ranked 11th among running backs nationally. Brown played his junior season in Manchester after being transferred from LC Bird.

The running back put on a strong junior campaign, gaining 971 yards in seven games (138.7 yards per game) and scoring 15 touchdowns. He helped the Lancers earn a spot in the Region 5B Championship game during the abridged spring season, although Manchester was forced to step down due to COVID-19 protocols.

He is the second high school player in the 2022 class with plans to travel to Blacksburg. Highland Springs defensive end Rashaud Pernell announced he would attend Virginia Tech last Sunday. Springers 2021 class defensive back Jabari Parker will also debut for the Hokies in the fall.

Brown and Manchester will kick off their season on September 3 at Highland Springs.

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