Division 1 Football’s Early Signing Period Begins Today

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The inaugural early signing period for Division 1 football gets underway today (Dec. 20) and lasts through December 22. This represents the first opportunity for those verbally committed players in the class of 2018 to make their pledges official and binding. Virginia football coach Bronco Mendenhall said this past weekend that he expects 15-17 commitments to sign during this early period. The regular signing period begins on Wednesday, February 7.

Below is a rundown of all of the players in UVA’s 2018 Class. Heading into today, the Wahoos boasted 22 verbal commitments, including one from junior college quarterback Bryce Perkins. We will update the status of Virginia’s recruits from “Committed” to “Signed” as the letters of intent are announced. We will also provide heights and weights as the players are announced officially. Stay tuned for coverage of the early signing period today — Mendenhall is scheduled to have a press conference at 4 p.m. today — and through the rest of the week as we analyze who signed, who didn’t sign, and what needs remain as we look toward the regular signing period.

Click here to read official bios of recruits on VirginiaSports.com. You can also check out VirginiaSportsTV highlights of each recruit by clicking here.

UPDATE: Virginia finished with 18 signees on the day. Though the period runs through December 22, no other signees are expected.

UVA’s 2018 Class

Brennan Armstrong, Dual-Threat Quarterback, 6’2″, 210 pounds, Shelby (OH)
Rivals and 247Sports Composite 3-star
Status: SIGNED (Plans to enroll in January of 2018)

Jaylon Baker, Cornerback, 6’2”, 165 pounds, Baylor (Chattanooga, TN)
Rivals and 247Sports Composite 3-star
Status: SIGNED

Joe Bissinger, Offensive Lineman, 6’4″, 300 pounds, Memorial (Houston, TX)
247Sports Composite 3-star, Rivals 2-star
Status: SIGNED

DJ Brown, Cornerback, St. John’s (Washington, D.C.)
Rivals and 247Sports Composite 3-star
Status: Committed

Derek Devine, Offensive Lineman, 6’6”, 285 pounds, North Allegheny (Wexford, PA)
247Sports Composite 3-star, Rivals 2-star
Status: SIGNED

Javar Garrett, Linebacker, 6’2″, 205 pounds, The Peddie School (Hightstown, N.J.)
Rivals and 247Sports 3-star
Status: SIGNED

TC Harrison, Linebacker, 6’3”, 205 pounds, Collins Hill (Suwanee, GA)
Rivals and 247Sports Composite 3-star
Status: SIGNED

Bobby Haskins, Offensive Lineman, 6’7”, 260 pounds, The Hun School (Princeton, N.J.) by way of Fairfield Prep (Fairfield, CT)
Rivals and 247Sports Composite 3-star
Status: SIGNED (Plans to enroll in January of 2018)

Tavares Kelly, Wide Receiver/Returner, St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, FL))
Rivals and 247Sports 3-star
Status: SIGNED

Billy Kemp, Wide Receiver, 5’9″, 170 pounds, Highland Springs (VA)
247Sports Composite 3-star and Rivals 2-star
Status: SIGNED

Will Lawrence, Offensive Lineman, Harding Academy (Memphis, TN)
Rivals and 247Sports Composite 3-star
Status: Committed

Micah Mariteragi, Offensive Lineman, Kahuku (HI)
247Sports Composite 3-star, Rivals 2-star
Status: Committed

Grant Misch, Linebacker, 6’4”, 230 pounds, Potomac Falls (Sterling, VA)
247Sports Composite and Rivals 3-star
Status: SIGNED

Ugo Obasi, Wide Receiver, 6’1″, 180 pounds, Milford Mill (Baltimore, MD)
Rivals and 247Sports Composite 3-star
Status: SIGNED

Hunter Pearson, Placekicker, 6’3”, 200 pounds, Seneca (S.C.)
Rivals and 247Sports Composite 3-star
Status: SIGNED

Bryce Perkins, Dual-Threat Quarterback, 6’3″, 215 pounds, Arizona Western College (Yuma, AZ) via Chandler High School (AZ) and Arizona State University
247Sports Composite 3-star
Status: SIGNED (Plans to enroll in January of 2018)

Jordan Redmond, Defensive Lineman, 6’1″, 290 pounds, Osceola (Kissimmee, FL)
Rivals and 247Sports Composite 3-star
Status: SIGNED

Samson Reed, Defensive Tackle, Kahuku (HI)
Rivals and 247Sports Composite 3-star
Status: Committed

Noah Taylor, Linebacker, 6’5”, 200 pounds, Avalon School (Gaithersburg, MD)
Rivals and 247Sports Composite 3-star
Status: SIGNED (Plans to enroll in January of 2018)

Wooby Theork-Youmans, Wide Receiver, 5’10”, 170 pounds, Naples (FL)
Rivals and 247Sports Composite 3-star
Status: SIGNED

Martin Weisz, Offensive Lineman, 6’6”, 305 pounds, The Benjamin School (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
Rivals and 247Sports Composite 3-star
Status: SIGNED

Joseph White, Defensive Back, 6’2”, 175 pounds, Landstown (Virginia Beach, VA)
Rivals and 247Sports Composite 3-star
Status: SIGNED

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