After a visit to Blacksburg this weekend, linebacker Nekos Brown out of Waldorf (Md.) Thomas Stone has committed to Virginia Tech.
The 6-foot-2, 222-pounder chose the Hokies over an offer from Virginia.
"I gave my commitment to coach Beamer and he was excited and glad to have me on the team," he said. "My visit there went really well. The people that are associated with the program are great. Everyone was real and it was better than any other college I came into contact with. I had a lot of fun up there too, and Blacksburg is a great town and it just felt right."
Part of what helped Virginia Tech land the No. 14 player in Maryland was defensive coordinator Bud Foster.
"Coach Foster showed me how I fit into their defense," he said. "He let me know what I'd be doing if I go there and he's a really cool, down to earth coach. He told me I'll be playing mike linebacker."
Brown is somewhat relieved to have the decision behind him.
"It's a little bit of pressure off my back because I don't have to deal with all the pressures of recruiting," he said. "Now I can stay focused on the season ahead of me. I'm looking to play to the best of my ability and perhaps give myself a chance to play early in college."
The linebacker hasn't scheduled an official visit with the Hokies, but is planning to be in attendance for at least one game this season.
"I will be going to the Miami game for sure," he said. "I'm going to be paying attention to my position and the whole team. I just can't wait to be a part of it."
The all-conference prospect really enjoyed last weekend's visit to Blacksburg and has high hopes for his future with the team.
"I love the people in Blacksburg and it's a football town," he said. "I think I can continue their tradition of winning and help them get to a national championship. I'm looking forward to playing on that defense they've got and in the future to be an impact player for them."
Brown recorded 65 tackles, 48 for loss, seven sacks and three fumble recoveries as a junior.