Forest Park graduate Eric Kumah committed to Old Dominion University Sunday.

ODU was one of six schools Kumah named in February as potential destinations after the former Virginia Tech wide receiver announced his decision Jan. 23 to put his name in the NCAA transfer portal. The others were Notre Dame, Texas Tech, Cincinnati, Louisville and Penn State.

Kumah, who visited ODU in March, was the Hokies’ second-leading receiver in 2018 with 42 catches for 559 yards and seven touchdowns,

Kumah has one year of eligibility remaining. He will have to sit out a year unless he applies for an NCAA waiver to receive approval to play in the 2019 season.

ODU plays at Virginia Tech Sept. 7.

BROWN COMMITS

Freedom High School senior running back Tyquan Brown announced Saturday on Twitter his decision to play next season for ASA, a junior college based in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The Avengers went 5-3 in 2018 and ranked third in the nation in offense by averaging 470.8 yards per game.

Brown finished with 6,768 rushing yards, making him Prince William County’s top career rusher.

The four-year starter topped the old mark of 6,607 yards set by Woodbridge graduate De’Antwan Williams (2005-08). Brown rushed for 2,584 yards this season in earning first-team Class 6 honors and helping lead the Eagles to the state final.

GIBBS AT TOWSON

Jesus Gibbs, a 2018 Potomac High School graduate, has transferred to Towson.

Gibbs signed with South Carolina, but Gamecocks head coach Will Muschamp announced Oct. 30 at his weekly press conference that Gibbs had informed him the day before of his decision to leave.

The 6-foot-4, 275-pound defensive lineman did not play at South Carolina and will have four years of eligibility remaining. He enrolled in Towson in January.

Gibbs committed to South Carolina July 22, 2017. Gibbs chose the Gamecocks after narrowing down his list to 10 schools in June. Virginia, Virginia Tech, Connecticut, Clemson, Rutgers, Navy, West Virginia, Boston College and Maryland were also in Gibbs' top 10.

Gibbs signed with the Gamecocks in December of 2018 after starting at left tackle for Potomac. At South Carolina, Gibbs was switched to the defensive line.

David Fawcett is the sports editor for InsideNoVa.com. Reach him at dfawcett@insidenova.com

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