Some prominent football recruits, including commits and top targets, were in Scott Stadium to watch UVa’s thrilling 19-16 win over BYU.
On the commitment front, 5-star safety Corwin “Turtle” Cutler, who signed with Virginia as a senior out of Ocean Lakes High School (Virginia Beach, VA), was there as well. Cutler plans to enroll at Fork Union Military Academy (VA) next week to begin postgraduate work.
Gonzaga College High School (Washington, D.C.) quarterback Jahvoni Simmons headlined the class of 2015 prospects on hand. Virginia has offered all three players.
Johns, a 6’3″, 210-pound signal caller, scored an offer following a standout performance at UVa’s 7-on-7 tournament this past summer. Settle has become one of the most coveted defensive tackles in the country, as his offer total has reached into double digits and includes national champ Alabama. Simmons’ offer total is approaching double-digits as well.
Of those three undecided juniors, Virginia really seems to be cementing itself in good position for Settle. The Stonewall Jackson star has visited Charlottesville numerous times this year, and in fact he is be approaching double-digits in terms of the amount of times he has been on Grounds. He has also been impressed with the Tide and with Ohio State, but the amount of visits he has taken to UVa is certainly a good sign for the Hoos.
Class of 2016 prospects Levontae Taylor and Landan Word were confirmed to be in attendance yesterday as well. The 5’10”, 170-pound Taylor is a speedy defensive back out of Ocean Lakes, while Word is a 6’3″, 210-pound fullback/linebacker out of Gonzaga. Word plays lacrosse at Gonzaga as well.
Basketball-wise, Virginia played host to three prospects over the weekend, including Benedictine (Richmond, VA) 4-star combo guard Isaiah Wilkins . All three players were making official visits. Wilkins has since made a verbal commitment to the Cavaliers.