UVA head coach Bronco Mendenhall may have his “Thor-terback.”
The term, which Mendenhall used in the past to describe his ideal quarterback, appeals to Wyatt Rector, a 6’4”, 220-pound junior out of Leesburg (FL). Rector, a signal caller with dual-threat capabilities, announced his commitment to the Cavaliers in this tweet earlier today.
In the tweet, Rector wrote: “I’m completely blessed to say I have committed to the University of Virginia. I would like to thank God and my amazing family that has stuck by my side through it all. Also anybody that has ever believed in me and coached me … I did it, I’ve been waiting for this day and it came and I couldn’t be any happier. I’m excited for the future! Go Cavaliers! #thor-terback #wahoo”
Rector committed to Coach Mendenhall while in Charlottesville on an unofficial visit. This trip comes 13 days after he and his family traveled to Charlottesville for another unofficial trip. One day following the March 13 experience, the Rivals.com and 247Sports.com 3-star signal caller proclaimed UVA to be his favorite.
Besides Virginia, Rector also held scholarship offers from South Florida and Southern Miss before today’s decision.
My home pic.twitter.com/LJ27MBeLy1
— wyatt rector (@WyattRector) March 26, 2017
Rector and Avalon (Gaithersburg, MD) outside linebacker Noah Taylor give the Cavaliers two commitments in the class of 2018. In light of today’s news, UVA’s projected scholarship situation at quarterback in the 2018 season now looks like this: Senior Marvin Zanders, juniors Sonny Abramson and De’Vante Cross, class of 2017 recruit Lindell Stone, and Rector.
Leesburg’s star signal caller was productive as a sophomore, totaling 2,143 yards of offense (1,132 passing, 1,011 rushing) and 28 touchdowns (11 passing, 17 rushing). Rector’s junior campaign began on a promising note (the highlights are below); however, he would miss most of the season because of a torn ACL.
UVA’s 2018 Recruiting Class
– Wyatt Rector, QB, Leesburg (FL)
– Noah Taylor, OLB, Avalon (Gaithersburg, MD)