Virginia football has received more good news on the class of 2021 recruiting front on Tuesday (December 3), adding a commitment from Benedictine (Richmond, VA) star dual-threat quarterback/safety Jay Woolfolk. Earlier in the day, the Hoos received a pledge from National Christian Academy (Fort Washington, MD) defensive lineman Terion “Tank” Sugick.
Sugick and Woolfolk are UVA football’s first two commitments in the class of 2021.
— Jay Woolfolk (@WoolfolkJay) December 4, 2019
After guiding Benedictine to a runner-up finish in the 2018 VISAA Division 1 state playoffs, the 6’1”, 200-pound Woolfolk led the Cadets to the 2019 VISAA Division 1 state championship. Fueled by a pair of touchdowns from the standout junior, the Cadets defeated St. Christopher’s, 14-6, in the title game last month. Benedictine defeated St. Christopher’s in the state semifinals in 2018 thanks to a huge game from Woolfolk, who totaled 352 yards of offense (217 rushing, 135 passing) and six touchdowns.
Rivals ranks Woolfolk, who boasts offers from Marshall and Massachusetts in addition to UVA, as a 3-star and the no. 17 prospect in the state of Virginia’s class of 2021. 247Sports also rates the future Hoo as a 3-star, as well as the no. 30 junior in Virginia and the no. 32 dual-threat quarterback in the nation. As you can see from his Hudl.com highlights below (full sophomore highlights plus the 2019 state title game), Woolfolk has intriguing ability on both sides of the ball.
Woolfolk’s decision may be good news for Brian O’Connor and the Virginia baseball program, too, as the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that he may play football and baseball in Charlottesville. Perfect Game provides the following scouting report from the 2019 Junior National Showcase. (Click here to view Woolfolk’s full Perfect Game profile.)
“Jay Woolfolk is a 2021 RHP/C, SS with a 6-1 190 lb. frame from Midlothian, VA who attends Benedictine HS. Recorded a 6.89 second 60-yard dash time. Excellent athletic build with plenty of quick-twitch muscle present. Primary righthanded pitcher with a long arm action and extended three-quarters arm slot. Full arm path and works from an open stretch. Lightning quick arm that allows the arm to be on time with fastballs. Topped at 93 mph and held 90-92 mph throughout the delivery. Quick hips and lower half through release. Split changeup was shown but the slider is dynamic. Slider flashed plus when on time and tunneled correctly. Garnered lots of empty swings and the slider is a legitimate out pitch. Righthanded hitter with a flat barrel path and wide base. Very good bat speed and can launch the ball to the pull side. Obvious strength in the swing with some backspin and carry.”