Rector, a senior signal caller at Leesburg High School in Florida, had been committed to the Cavaliers since March 26, 2017. On Tuesday (November 21), he released a statement regarding his recruitment.
“Through long talks, family meetings, and what is best for my future I have decided to part ways with UVA football, and de-commit,” Rector wrote in this tweet. “UVA is an amazing place but just not the right fit for me. I am opening up my recruitment again and will contact all coaches that are interested in what I have to offer. Thank you and god bless.”
Rector’s decision leaves the Hoos with Armstrong as its lone quarterback recruit in the 2018 Class. Armstrong, a native of Shelby (OH), flipped his commitment from Minnesota to UVA and reportedly plans to enroll in college in January of 2018.
Virginia projects to have two scholarship quarterbacks next season in current true freshman Lindell Stone and Armstrong, but Mendenhall said on November 20 that there is a “great chance” the program adds a transfer quarterback as well.