Just over two months remain until National Signing Day for the class of 2017. The UVA football program has three offensive line commits to this point, but the position remains the top position of need with the remaining scholarship spots in this class. Here are several recent developments on the offensive line recruiting front …
– Windermere Prep (Windermere, FL) senior tackle Ryan Swoboda is scheduled to take an official visit to the University of Virginia this weekend, Swoboda’s coach, Jacob Doss, confirmed to TheSabre.com
Swoboda, who stands 6’10” and weighs 265 pounds, received a scholarship offer from Virginia this fall. He is also considering an offer from South Florida. I’ll have more on this talented prospect before and after his official visit, but in the meantime check out his senior season highlights below.
– Bingham (South Jordan, UT) senior offensive line prospect Cole Clemens plans to take official visits to BYU, Utah, UVA, and Vanderbilt, Ryan McDonald of the Deseret News reported last week. We are working to confirm the exact dates of those visits.
Clemens’ senior season highlights are below.
– Courtland (Southampton, VA) senior offensive tackle/defensive end prospect Tyran Hunt announced three finalists, a new official visit destination, and that a decision date is on the horizon. Surprisingly, Virginia Tech, which was thought to be a strong favorite, is no longer in the running.
Hunt, a 6’7”, 270-pound prospect, was previously scheduled to take an official visit to Tech this past weekend. That visit didn’t happen, and as of now it appears the Hokies are out. Maryland, Syracuse, and UVA are still in and Hunt has taken official visits to all three schools. He next plans to take an official visit to Duke the weekend of December 9-11.
Commitment date coming very soon. Lets get it! pic.twitter.com/3QzQ7wVwj1
Hitting The Road
A Contact Period began November 27 and lasts through January 28 of 2017, with two exceptions — a Quiet Period on December 11 and a Dead Period between December 12 and January 11. A head coach is allowed to visit each prospect once during a Contact Period.
Bronco Mendenhall is on the road, hoping to hold on to the 21 prospects who have committed to UVA’s 2017 Class and looking to close out his first full class as Cavalier head coach in strong fashion. One of his first stops was in Miami to meet with Cavalier nose tackle commitment Mandy Alonso, who tweeted the following photo from the experience.
A Dead Period begins December 12, leaving UVA and other FBS schools with two full weekends to host prospects on official visits before a break until January 11 (prospects can neither take official visits nor meet with coaches during a Dead Period). A prospect could make a visit during the week, but most high schools are still in session the next few weeks.
We know Swoboda plans to be on Grounds this weekend. Don’t be surprised if UVA also hosts other prospects the next two weekends.