Plaquemine (LA) senior wide receiver Dontayvion Wicks tweeted just one word on the final day of his official visit at the University of Virginia, but it was a significant one.
COMMITTED 🔶⚔️🔷 UVA 23 pic.twitter.com/LBimfScgFb
— D3W (@WicksDontayvion) December 16, 2018
Virginia offered a scholarship to the 6’3”, 190-pound standout on December 7, and Wicks reciprocated the interest by making an official visit this weekend. Wicks, described as an “explosive playmaker” last August by The Advocate, also considered FBS offers from New Mexico and Louisiana-Lafayette. He made an official visit to UNM the first weekend in December.
“I chose UVa because that’s where I feel like it’s the best decision for me,” Wicks wrote in a Twitter direct message.
Wicks and the rest of Virginia’s 2019 Class, which currently includes 22 commitments in total, will be able to make it official and sign a letter of intent with the Hoos on Wednesday, December 19, which is the beginning of a 3-day Early Signing Period for Division 1 football. Wicks says he plans on signing his letter of intent on Wednesday.
The Hoos now boast two Louisiana natives in this class, as Wicks joins 3-star running back Mike Hollins of University Lab in Baton Rouge, LA. UVA has made more of an effort to recruit the state after bringing Ricky Brumfield on board as special teams coach last January. Brumfield, a native of New Orleans, attended Archbishop Shaw High School in Marrero, Louisiana.
Wicks earned first-team all 6-4A district honors as a senior at wide receiver. As you can see in his highlights below he did play other positions in high school, but he has confirmed to TheSabre.com that UVA wants him to play receiver.
“The [UVA coaches] like me as a receiver,” Wicks wrote. “They said I can bring a lot to the table with my ability to run and go up and get the ball.”