One of the most highly regarded prospects in the University of Virginia football program’s class of 2020 has decided to take his talents elsewhere.
Dominion (Sterling, VA) offensive tackle Jimmy Christ, a 6’7”, 285-pound senior, Rivals.com 4-star recruit, and Virginia pledge since April of this year, took to Twitter to announce his decommitment from the Cavaliers. In the tweet he wrote: “After a lot of prayer and talking with my parents I have decided to decommit from the University of Virginia. I am so thankful for everything the coaching staff and university has done for me. It was not an easy decision but I think it is best for me to consider other options. I wish UVA the best in the future.”
A few hours later, the in-state standout posted another announcement.
— Jimmy Christ (@Jimmy_Christ66) November 9, 2019
Christ’s decision drops Virginia’s class of 2020 commitment total to 11. Only one of those commitments – Jestus Johnson of Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.) – is expected to play on the offensive line. Virginia remains in play with several other offensive line prospects in this class, including fellow northern Virginia product James Pogorelc, but does not appear to be the favorite for any of its remaining top targets at this point.
Christ’s brother, Tommy, is in his third year at Virginia. He played on the defensive line his first two seasons, redshirting in 2017, before moving to the offensive line in 2019.
Virginia Football’s 2020 Class
– Ira Armstead, Dual-Threat Quarterback, Adams (South Bend, IN)
– Sam Brady, Linebacker/Athlete, North Lincoln (Denver, N.C.)
– Jahmeer Carter, Defensive Lineman, Archbishop Spalding (Severn, MD)
– Ja’Darius Clark, Defensive Back, Alexandria (LA)
– Lavel Davis Jr., Wide Receiver, Woodland (Dorchester, S.C.)
– Dave Herard, Athlete, Stranahan (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
– Donovan Johnson, Safety, Helen Cox (Harvey, LA)
– Jestus Johnson, Offensive Lineman, Gonzaga College (Washington, D.C.)
– Joshua Rawlings, Tight End, Woodland Hills (Pittsburgh, PA)
– Lorenz Terry, Defensive Lineman, Varina (VA)
– Brandon Williams, Outside Linebacker, Isidore Newman (New Orleans, LA)