UVa’s 23-21 victory over Louisville — the Cavaliers’ first over an ACC opponent since 2012 — was a big one. Which recruits were in Scott Stadium to see it? Here is the rundown of those prospects we confirmed to be in attendance…
Of the uncommitted prospects, the headliner was 4-star Tim Settle, a senior out of Stonewall Jackson (Manassas, VA). I wrote in this Friday’s Sabre Scoop that Virginia was in great shape early on but has fallen down Settle’s list as the recruiting process has gone on. Today’s win certainly helps Virginia, but the Hoos need to continue to get the job done on the field and get Coach Mike London off the hot seat. If this happens, I think UVa has a shot to get back into top contender status.
While Settle doesn’t plan on committing until December 20, Central Catholic (Pittsburgh, PA) senior safety John Petrishen hopes to commit by the end of this month. He was expected in Scott Stadium today as well. We haven’t confirmed directly as of yet, but we believe he was there.
Stay tuned to TheSabre for more on the 6’2”, 190-pound prospect, who is also considering Pittsburgh and Wake Forest.
Woodberry Forest (VA) offensive lineman Clark Yarbrough was there. He has become one of the most highly coveted juniors in the state, boasting offers from Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Oklahoma and Virginia, among others. Yarbrough’s cousin is former Cavalier offensive lineman Zac Yarbrough. Joining Clark in Charlottesville was Woodberry Forest quarterback Lindell Stone, who also has been offered by Coach London and company.
In addition to the uncommitted recruits, a solid group of committed players were in Charlottesville today. The group included senior offensive lineman Grant Polk, senior defensive end Rasool Clemons, senior safety David Curry, senior wide receiver David Eldridge III, senior linebacker Jahvoni Simmons and junior wide receiver Cole Blackman.
Curry, a product of Buford High School in Georgia, tweeted this following Virginia’s win…
Proud to be a #cavalier
— DJC2⃣2⃣ (@D_Curry_22) September 13, 2014
Polk, a product of Charlotte High School (Punta Gorda, FL), is making his official visit to UVa this weekend. We’ll have more from him on his experience in the coming days.
Simmons and Blackman were spotted rushing onto David A. Harrison III Field and then congratulating freshman safety Quin Blanding.