The Virginia football program has extended several scholarship offers to class of 2018 recruits this week. We begin, though, with a look at the class of 2017 prospect who claimed an offer from the Cavaliers one week ago.
The prospect in question is Nick Ford, a 6’6”, 285-pound offensive/defensive lineman out of San Pedro (CA).
— Ford (@FearThat55) January 6, 2017
Arizona, BYU, California (before head coach Sonny Dykes was fired last month), Colorado State, Oregon State, Utah, Washington and Washington State have also offered the standout senior, who tweeted that he will take an official visit to Utah this weekend. Will the Cavaliers be able to gain traction with this West Coast product? We hope to find out more following the Utah trip.
2018 Class Offers
In alphabetical order by last name, here is the rundown of those high school juniors UVA offered this month. Junior season highlights are courtesy of Hudl.com.
John FitzPatrick, DE/TE, 6’6”, 230 pounds, Marist (Atlanta, GA)
Offers: Iowa State, Maryland, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Tulane, Virginia
Evan Gregory, OL/DL, 6’4”, 290 pounds, DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, MD)
Offers: Maryland, Rutgers, Virginia
Trevon Moehrig, CB/WR, 6’2”, 190 pounds, Smithson Valley (Spring Branch, TX)
Offers: Missouri, Texas-San Antonio, Vanderbilt, Virginia
Evan Stewart, S, 6’1”, 205 pounds, St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, N.J.)
Offers: Boston College, Navy, North Carolina, Rutgers, Temple, Virginia
– Continuing with the 2018 Class, I wrote an article on Hopewell (VA) 2,000-yard rusher Ronnie Walker earlier this week. Walker has an offer from the Hoos and was impressed when head coach Bronco Mendenhall stopped by his school this past November. Mendenhall, who was not able to talk to the star junior while on the visit, showed Walker that he is a priority for the Cavaliers in 2018.
Click here to read my entire EDGE report on Walker.
– Virginia class of 2017 target Mekhi Becton will take an official visit to Louisville this weekend. Becton, a first-team all-state offensive tackle out of Highland Springs (VA), has already taken an official to Michigan. He is also considering Michigan State, UVA, and Virginia Tech.
– UVA preferred walk-on commitment Peyton Henry tweeted that he now has a preferred walk-on offer from the Washington Huskies as well. Given UW’s success and the fact that Henry tweeted out the info could be some cause for concern for the Cavaliers, but we’ll be sure to check in and find out for sure.
Virginia has a commitment from another kicker in this class in Brian Delaney, a punter/place-kicker out of Westfield (Chantilly, VA). Delaney has a scholarship offer and plans to sign with the Hoos on February 1.
– UVA offensive line commitment Chris Glaser Jr. will participate in the Inaugural Polynesian Bowl on Saturday, January 21 at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii. Glaser, a senior at Solon High School in Ohio, arrives in Hawaii for the event on Monday, January 16. The game can be seen on ESPN3.
UVA class of 2017 targets including linebacker Levani Damuni, defensive lineman Miki Suguturaga, offensive lineman Mo Unutoa and defensive lineman Aliki Vimahi are all expected to play as well. All have made official visits to UVA.