Corey Bender

Hokies Strike a Chord With South's 15th-Ranked Cornerback, Ameer Speed

Ameer Speed, a highly-coveted Florida defensive back that's a week removed from officially visiting Virginia Tech, also has three official visits scheduled for the month of January.

Ameer Speed has been putting in the miles and swinging through multiple campuses in hopes of finding that ideal fit on the collegiate level, with Virginia Tech getting their shot to roll out the red carpet last weekend.

The 6-foot-3.5, 195-pound Speed, who's labeled as the South's 15th-ranked cornerback, has trimmed his list to just the Hokies, Michigan StateGeorgiaTennessee and North Carolina, with the Spartans already receiving an official visit back on Oct. 28.

"I really enjoyed my visit there this past weekend," Speed told Scout. "The program, culture and coaches are all amazing. I got to spend some time with the coaches, players, and other recruits and commits.

"They really treated me like family and I like that."

The Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood defender was intrigued by everything that the city of Blacksburg has to offer, especially the camaraderie all throughout the city.

"It's a true college town, which is nice," Speed said. "The campus is nice. The Hokie Stone is on every building, and that gives it its own unique look that I really liked."

Speed, who also has official visits locked in with North Carolina (1/13), Georgia (1/20) and Tennessee (1/27), says Virginia Tech's staff really pulled out everything and labeled him as one of those can't-miss prospects for the class of 2017.

"I know they really loved me and want me to be a Hokie," Speed said. "I truly felt like a priority for them, which is good, but throughout the weekend I had good talks with coach Fuente, (defensive line coach Charley) Wiles, and (cornerbacks coach Brian) Mitchell.

"They made me see Blacksburg as a home."

With all that being said, what's Speed specifically looking for in that one lucky school on the collegiate level?

"I honestly don't know," Speed said when asked about he's looking for in a school. "I think that when I finish all of my visits, or maybe before I finish them, something will tell me that school is for me and that I should spend my next four years there."

As always, stay tuned to Scout.

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