The University of Virginia football program has kicked off the month of June with a commitment. Lavel Davis Jr., a 6’6”, 210-pound wide receiver out of Woodland High School in Dorchester, South Carolina, announced his pledge to the Hoos on Saturday (June 1).
“I want to say Thank you to my Family, Coaches, and Friends for everything you’ve done for me and for helping me to become the person I am today and for the next 4 years,” Davis Jr. wrote. “I will be furthering my Academic and Athletic journey with the …….
“University of Virginia.”
GOD IS GREAT IM 100% Committed pic.twitter.com/fQfHg91KCq
— LDJ (@LDJxlll) June 1, 2019
Davis Jr. hauled in 70 receptions for 1,007 yards and 15 touchdowns while playing receiver at Woodland last season. With his size, tight end could be a possible position for him at Virginia. However, the Hoos signed 6’5” Nathaniel Beal III to play receiver in the 2019 Class and appear to be recruiting Davis Jr. to play wideout.
ESPN ranks the Palmetto State standout as a 3-star recruit as an “athlete.” Rivals and 247Sports consider Davis Jr. to be a wide receiver on the next level.
Virginia extended a scholarship offer to the Woodland rising senior in April this spring. Georgia Tech offered a scholarship when Paul Johnson was head coach and has expressed interest in the standout athlete under new head coach Geoff Collins. Appalachian State and Liberty are among the other schools that have offered prior to today’s decision.
Stay tuned to TheSabre.com for more on this commitment. In the meantime, check out Davis Jr.’s junior season highlights below.
Virginia Football’s 2020 Recruiting Class
– Jahmeer Carter, Defensive Lineman, Archbishop Spalding (Severn, MD)
– Jimmy Christ, Offensive Lineman, Dominion (Sterling, VA)
– Ja’Darius Clark, Defensive Back, Alexandria (LA)
– Lavel Davis Jr., Wide Receiver, Woodland (Dorchester, S.C.)
– Jestus Johnson, Offensive Lineman, Gonzaga College (Washington, D.C.)