Today has been a good one recruiting-wise for the University of Virginia football program.
Taft School (Watertown, CT) outside linebacker Elliott Brown pledged to the Hoos this afternoon while on an official visit. This evening, 6’4”, 268-pound defensive line prospect Isaac Buell, who took an official to UVA last weekend, announced his pledge.
Buell chose the Cavaliers over reported offers from Air Force, Army, Boise State, Harvard, Navy, Toledo and Tulane. He took official visits to Tulane and UVA this month before making his commitment.
As a senior Buell racked up 117 tackles (11 for loss) and five sacks, helping Knoxville Central (Knoxville, TN) to a 12-3 overall record and a runner-up finish in the Class 4A state playoffs. His decision gives UVA four defensive line recruits in the class of 2017 — nose tackle Mandy Alonso, Buell, and defensive ends Tommy Christ and John Kirven.
Including Buell and Brown, Virginia’s 2017 Class now looks like this …
– Lindell Stone, QB, Woodberry Forest (VA)
– Lamont Atkins, RB, Lake Braddock (Burke, VA), ENROLLED IN JAN 2017
– PK Kier, RB, Millbrook (Winchester, VA)
– Jamari Peacock, RB, Yulee (FL), ENROLLED IN JAN 2017
– Darnell Pratt Jr., WR, Good Counsel (Olney, MD)
– Shawn Smith, WR, Brunswick (GA)
– Tyler Fannin, OL, Mill Creek (Hoschton, GA)
– Chris Glaser Jr., OL, Solon (OH)
– Ryan Nelson, OL, Buena Park (CA)
– Ryan Swoboda, OL, Windermere Prep (FL)
– Mandy Alonso, NT, Gulliver Prep (Miami, FL)
– Isaac Buell, DL, Knoxville Central (Knoxville, TN)
– Tommy Christ, DL, Dominion (Sterling, VA)
– John Kirven, DE, Woodberry Forest (VA)
– Matt Gahm, LB, Highland Park (Dallas, TX)
– Zane Zandier, LB, Thomas Jefferson (Jefferson Hills, PA)
– Elliott Brown, LB, Taft School (Watertown, CT)
– Charles Snowden, LB/DE, St. Albans (Washington, D.C.)
– Joey Blount, FS, Landmark Christian (Fairburn, GA)
– Darrius Bratton, DB, Fork Union Military Academy (VA) via William Fleming (Roanoke, VA)
– Zachariah Burton, DB, Penn (New Castle, DE), ENROLLED IN JAN 2017
– Germane Crowell, DB, Carver (Winston-Salem, N.C.), ENROLLED IN JAN 2017
– Terrell Jana, ATH, Woodberry Forest (VA)
– Brian Delaney, PK, Westfield (Chantilly, VA)