It’s clear the University of Virginia football program needs to address the defensive line in class of 2019 recruiting. Today, the Hoos landed their first potential defensive line commitment in Emil Bo Andersen, who received an offer from head coach Bronco Mendenhall as a result of his performance during the Cavaliers’ “Friday Night Lights” camp on June 8.
— Emil Bo Andersen (@EmilBoAndersen1) June 12, 2018
Andersen, a member of the Aarhus Tigers American Football club in Denmark, is one of 27 European football prospects who ventured to the United States this month as part of the Premier Players International DreamChasers Tour. Virginia hosted this group on a visit on June 4. Some, including Andersen, returned to Charlottesville on June 8 for the Cavaliers’ “Friday Night Lights” camp.
Virginia has offered five Premier Players International prospects this month – Andersen, Kariem Al Soufi (OL, Germany), Martin Veinberg (OL, Germany), Luke Wentz (QB, Germany) and Sylvain Yondjouen (DE/LB, Belgium).
Andersen shows good size – he is listed anywhere from 6’5” to 6’7”, 250 to 280 pounds, depending on which site you look at — and appears to have the versatility to play anywhere on Virginia’s defensive line. The offensive line could be a possibility as well should defense not work out. He has some experience playing on offense, but according to Premier Players International he is a defensive line prospect.
With Andersen on board, Virginia football now boasts eight commitments in the class of 2019. Here is the full rundown …
– Josh Ahern, LB, Lake Braddock (Burke, VA)
– Emil Bo Andersen, DL, Denmark
– Antonio Clary, ATH, Sandalwood (Jacksonville, FL) (Note: Clary plans to visit UVA on June 22.)
– Dorien Goddard, ATH, Greeneville (TN)
– Seneca Milledge, H-Back, Dunbar (Fort Myers, FL)
– Jairus Satiu, LB, Skyridge (Lehi, UT)
– Tiquest Terry, WR, Blacksburg (VA)
– Major Williams, DB, Dunbar (Fort Myers, FL) (Note: Williams will be on Grounds on a visit on June 14.)