After helping haul in another solid recruiting class, Virginia Tech running backs and associate head coach Shane Beamer got some recognition for his efforts, being named one of 247Sports’ top 50 recruiters nationally.
The 35-year-old Beamer, who is entering his third year with the Hokies, had a hand in the recruitment of five players in the 2013 class, including four-star free safety Holland Fisher, who Virginia Tech held off Alabama to get.
“We’re not going to back down from anybody,” Beamer told the Washington Post. “I constantly sold what Virginia Tech has to offer and in my mind we have as much to offer as Alabama. There was never an, ‘Uh oh. Alabama offered’. It was, ‘All right. Go to work. Let’s compete.’”
In addition to Fisher, Beamer was in on the recruitment of cornerback Cequan Jefferson and running back D.J. Reid out of the Richmond area. He also was the primary recruiter at Fork Union Military Academy, where the Hokies got two signees – offensive lineman Jonathan McLaughlin and running back Jerome Wright – and hope to re-sign four-star running back Drew Harris.
247Sports ranked the Hokies’ class 14th nationally and second in the ACC.