Some recruiting/recruiting coverage notes for this week…
Mary Kline Classic
The 5th annual Mary Kline Classic, a high school basketball all-star event which raises money for cancer research, takes place on Saturday, May 30, at West Orange High School in New Jersey. UVa class of 2016 commitments Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome are set to suit up for the underclassmen squad.
For more information on the event, click here.
Gabriel Talks Recruiting
EDGE subscribers can read more on 6’10” rising senior Wenyen Gabriel, who discussed recruiting in a recent interview with TheSabre.com. Gabriel, a forward/center out of Wilbraham & Monson (Wilbraham, N.H.), said the following about his recent conversation with head coach Tony Bennett…
“It was a really comfortable conversation. He talked to me about the players he used to coach and how he sees me as a player. He likes my potential.”
Click here for the full “Quick Take” with Gabriel.
In case you missed it, the Virginia football program added two new commitments in the past week. Andrew Trainer, a 6’7”, 235-pound rising senior tight end out of St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School (Alexandria, VA), pledged to the Hoos last Friday.
“Virginia was my first offer,” said Trainer, who learned of the scholarship offer in late November of 2014. “They were definitely in the driver’s seat from then on.”
I’ll have more on Trainer in an EDGE update out this week. I also hope to catch up with Virginia’s newest class of 2016 commitment, 6’8”, 275-pound Ben Knutson of Penn High School (Mishawaka, IN). Knutson is the first offensive line commitment UVa has received in this class.
The Cavaliers boast nine commitments in total in the class of 2016. At least one of the commits is pretty excited about the prospects the program is accumulating. Crest (N.C.) tailback Tre Harbison tweeted the following on Monday of this week…
In addition to reports on Virginia’s newest commits, stay tuned for a recruiting update on 4-star in-state offensive tackle Josh Ball, who has UVa in his top 15. The 6’7”, 310-pound Stafford (VA) rising senior has a specific process in mind for coming to his college decision, which he hopes to make this coming fall.
Joining Virginia in Ball’s top 15 are: Arkansas, Auburn, Duke, Florida State, Maryland, Miami, Mississippi, NC State, Penn State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Wisconsin.