Almost one year after verbally committing to NC State, Southern Nash (Bailey, N.C.) athlete Nadir Thompson announced that he was de-committing from the Wolfpack and reopening his recruitment. Duke, East Carolina, UVA, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and others were waiting in the wings with scholarship offers, ready to pursue the 5’11”, 170-pound speedster.
Thompson, a rising senior, tweeted the following about Virginia on May 14.
UVA is a place I really like!
— Nadir Thompson (@Nadir_Thompson7) May 14, 2017
The tweet is obviously a positive one if your Virginia. However, it’s worth noting that 247Sports has four “Crystal Ball” predictions and they all favor Virginia Tech, although only one prediction (from an ECU Insider on 04/22) has come this year.
Thompson tweeted on April 30 that he plans to make his college commitment in late June.
Scholarship Offers Continue
Prospects from the class of 2018 and class of 2019 reported offers from Virginia last week. Beginning with four rising senior recruits, here is a listing of those offers …
– DAEVON ROBINSON, Athlete, 6’4”, 205 pounds, Shawnee (Medford, N.J.), Class of 2018
Beyond blessed and honored to say I have received my 11th offer from The University of Virginia #lb#us pic.twitter.com/uQT0vyoxZ9
— Daevon (@daevon_7) May 11, 2017
Boston College, Central Florida, Connecticut, NC State, Rutgers and Temple are other offers reported by Robinson, a wide receiver and defensive end standout for Shawnee. His junior season highlights are below, courtesy of Hudl.com.
– DEREK DEVINE, OL/DE, 6’6”, 270 pounds, North Allegheny (Wexford, PA), Class of 2018
Bowling Green offered Devine in late April, becoming the first school to offer the Keystone State product. UVA came through on May 11.
– REUBEN UNIJE, OL, 6’5”, 300 pounds, IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL), Class of 2018
Alabama, Florida, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and now Virginia are included on this 4-star prospect’s offer list, which is easily in the double digits. Unije is a teammate of Wahoo commitment Case Gatlin.
– MARTIN WEISZ, OL/DL, 6’6”, 305 pounds, The Benjamin School (Palm Beach Gardens, FL), Class of 2018
Weisz, who claimed an offer from Virginia on May 9, also reports offers from Alabama-Birmingham, Florida Atlantic and Marshall. Sophomore highlights courtesy of Hudl.com are below.
– SEAN SMITH, WR/DB/QB, James Monroe (Fredericksburg, VA), 6’1”, 175 pounds, Class of 2019
— Fatz🇺🇸 (@lilseanUptopp) May 10, 2017
Virginia is the first FBS program to offer this talented in-state recruit.
– ZACH CARPENTER, Tackle, 6’4”, 290 pounds, Moeller (Cincinnati, OH), Class of 2019
Carpenter boasts seven scholarship offers with Kentucky being the latest. The Wildcats join Duke, UVA, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Cincinnati and Louisville.
– SENECA MILLEDGE, Athlete, 5’8”, 160, Dunbar (Fort Myers, FL), Class of 2019, NC State verbal
Only a sophomore, Milledge has given an early pledge to NC State. This race may not be over just yet, as Virginia came through with an offer last week. Earlier today Milledge tweeted his current scholarship offer list, which is comprised of 17 schools: Maryland, Miami, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Illinois, Cincinnati, Virginia, Syracuse, West Virginia, Rutgers, North Carolina, South Florida, Wake Forest, NC State, Bowling Green, Louisville, and Akron.