Recruits Reacting Favorably To UVA’s Junior Day

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Some of the Commonwealth’s top class of 2017 prospects were in Charlottesville on Saturday, when the University of Virginia football program hosted a Junior Day recruiting event. Cox (Virginia Beach, VA) defensive lineman Jordan Williams, a 4-star recruit, was there. So too was 6’7″, 275-pound offensive/defensive lineman Tyran Hunt, a Southampton (Courtland, VA) product who received some good news while on Grounds.

Virginia joins Virginia Tech, Cincinnati, NC State, Wake Forest and Old Dominion on Hunt’s offer list, which likely will continue to grow in the coming weeks and months.

The 6’5″, 255-pound Williams boasts 19 scholarship offers in total, including Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Notre Dame, North Carolina, NC State, Penn State, Southern Cal, Tennessee, Virginia and Virginia Tech. He has taken visits Clemson, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, and now Virginia so far this year.

Bronco Mendenhall and company hosted some top out-of-state class of 2017 talent as well on Saturday.

As expected, Carver (Winston-Salem, N.C.) athlete Germane Crowell made the trip. He tweeted, “UVA was good today!” following his experience.

Crowell, son of former UVA wide receiver Germane Crowell, boasts offers from Duke, Florida, Kentucky, NC State, Penn State, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

Bryson Speas of Dudley High School in Greensboro (N.C.) had an “amazing time” at UVA on Saturday. UVA appears to have been the first major FBS offer for the offensive line prospect, who added an offer from Marshall on February 24, one day after being offered by the Hoos.

Another North Carolina native, Pinecrest defensive back Jaylin Dickerson, appeared to enjoy his time in Charlottesville. Virginia, East Carolina, Appalachian State and Charlotte have reportedly offered the 6’2″, 175-pound junior.

Bullis School (Potomac, MD) junior defensive back Damani Neal boasts double-digit scholarship offers, including one from the Hoos. He tweeted the following…

Younger recruits, including Hopewell (VA) sophomore running back Ronnie Walker, also made the trek to UVA yesterday. For Walker, the day was one he likely won’t forget.

Stay tuned to in the coming days and weeks for much more from UVA’s Junior Day recruiting event. As we get in touch with recruits we’ll be sure to post the news on the EDGE Subscribers Board.

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