The University of Virginia football program’s June 8 “Friday Night Lights” camp had a European flair.
A large contingent of European prospects have been touring colleges and attending camps within the past week, making trips to schools such as Florida, Georgia, Rutgers and Virginia, among others. The group visited UVA on June 4 before returning to Charlottesville on June 8 to perform in front of head coach Bronco Mendenhall and company.
Three of those prospects – all class of 2019 recruits – came away from Virginia’s camp boasting scholarship offers from the Cavaliers.
KARIEM AL SOUFI, OL/DL, GERMANY
Al Soufi, who is listed as being 6’4”, 340 pounds, reports offers from Virginia, Florida and Towson. Click here to view a highlight from his Rutgers camp performance.
— Kariem Al Soufi (@kariem_soufi) June 4, 2018
MARTIN VEINBERG, OL, Finland
Virginia, Florida, Washington State, Towson and Old Dominion have offered the massive offensive tackle, who checks in at 6’8″, 320 pounds.
LUKE WENTZ, QB, Germany
The 6’3”, 205-pound Wentz reported a 4.53-second hand-timed 40 at Boston College’s camp. He also reports Virginia as the first school to extend a scholarship offer.
SYLVAIN YONDJOUEN, DE/OLB, Belgium
The 6’4”, 230-pound Yondjouen has received all five of his scholarship offers – Virginia, Western Michigan, Towson, U-Mass and Old Dominion – within the past two weeks.
— Premier Players INTL (@PPIRecruits) June 8, 2018
Yondjouen seemed to enjoy his initial experience in Charlottesville.
Great visit at UVA!! Had an awesome talk with the coaches!! pic.twitter.com/PfFdlqGbyC
— Sylvain Yondjouen (@sylvainHYK) June 5, 2018
Fortune, Robinson Cut Lists
Cox (Virginia Beach, VA) athlete Tayvion Robinson, who is considered one of the top overall prospects in the state of Virginia’s class of 2019, posted his “Final 6” last Friday, June 8. The 5’11”, 175-pound rising senior has UVA in his top group, which also includes Virginia Tech, Maryland, Nebraska, Ohio State and South Carolina.
Final 6️⃣‼️ pic.twitter.com/tAe0c5gNWK
— Tayvion Robinson (@RobinsonTayvion) June 9, 2018
Robinson has been on Grounds previously. However, national recruiting outlet 247Sports currently lists Virginia Tech as the favorite for the talented athlete.
A player with potential on both sides of the ball, Robinson saw time at quarterback, running back, wide receiver, defensive back and returner his junior season. He tallied over 1,600 yards of offense and 21 touchdowns, returned three interceptions for scores, and added a punt return touchdown. Robinson earned first-team all-Tidewater honors for his performance on the gridiron. He would earn second-team All-Tidewater honors in basketball as well this past year.
Rivals ranks Robinson as a 4-star recruit and the No. 7 player in the state’s class of 2019. 247Sports has him on the 3-star level and the No. 13 rising senior in the Commonwealth.
A day after Robinson released his list, Central Gwinnett (Lawrenceville, GA) rising senior cornerback Nicktroy Fortune tweeted his top six schools. The University of Virginia makes the cut along with Georgia Tech, Georgia State, Iowa State, Rutgers and West Virginia.
I thank you God for giving me opportunities i never thought i’d have. I also thank my coaches and family for being with me throughout the process, these will be the top 6 schools i focus on going forward. (Not in order) #GodBless pic.twitter.com/vPdnlv4bXY
— Nicktroy Fortune (@nicktroy8) June 9, 2018
More Virginia Football Recruiting Notes
– Hawaii native and new St. John’s College (Washington, D.C.) rising junior quarterback Sol-Jay Maiava participated at UVA’s June 8 camp. Coach Mendenhall had already been sold on the dual-threat standout prior to the camp, offering a scholarship on January 20 of this year.
Maiava played alongside UVA incoming freshmen Samson Reed and Micah Mariteragi at Kahuku High School in Hawaii last year.
– Deerfield Beach (FL) prospects made their way to Charlottesville this past weekend. Bryce Gowdy (6’2”, 200-pound WR) and Deajaun McDougle (5’10”, 170-pound WR) are two of the school’s top class of 2020 prospects who made the trek. Class of 2019 linebacker Ge’mon Eaford, who measures in at 6’2”, 215 pounds, was on Grounds as well and received some good news.
— G5 (@Gemon_J_Wilson) June 9, 2018
Eaford, a 4-star recruit, boasts offers from some of the nation’s top programs, including Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State and Oklahoma, among others.
– Virginia hosted top class of 2019 offensive tackle target Walter Rouse over the weekend. The 6’6”, 280-pound rising senior out of Washington (D.C.) also visited Pittsburgh.
— Walter Rouse (@wrouse19) June 10, 2018