The University of Virginia football program has made the top four with three class of 2022 targets, including a standout wide receiver out of the state of North Carolina.
Dakota Twitty, a 6’3”, 195-pound wide receiver prospect out of Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy (Mooresboro, N.C.), appears headed to either the ACC or the Ivy League for his college future.
Top 4! No order! #Next1Up #IAmNotRegular #Blessed @TJCAOfficialFB @TwittyCoach @TwittyTown3 @threat_sports @CollegeFBToday @SC_DBGROUP @ScoutNickP @UVAFootball @GTFootball @yalefootball @PackFootball #RouteTreeClothing pic.twitter.com/VqAqyU32DF
— Dakota Dak Twitty (@dakota_twitty) April 2, 2021
Twitty has received high marks on the field – he is rated a 4-star prospect by 247Sports and a 3-star recruit by Rivals – as well as in the classroom, as he boasts over a 4.0 GPA. He has helped Thomas Jefferson Academy’s varsity football program to an undefeated record this spring season.
Summit High School (Spring Hill, TN) twin brothers Destin and Keaten Wade revealed their four finalists as well. Virginia has been in hot pursuit of the talented juniors, recruiting Destin as a dual-threat quarterback and Keaten as an outside linebacker.
Destin, a 6’3”, 205-pound prospect, and Keaten, a 6’4″, 225-pound junior, have the same final four – Kentucky, Louisville, Tennessee and Virginia. Destin tweeted that a commitment is “coming soon.”
As of this writing, 247Sports experts predict Tennessee to the be the choice for the Wade brothers, while Rivals experts are going with Kentucky.
Legendary UVA OL Ray Roberts Scouts Incoming Cavalier Recruit
In his final game on the high school level, Virginia class of 2021 outside linebacker recruit Josh McCarron led Archbishop Murphy (Everett, WA) to a 28-7 victory over Marysville Getchell. On hand to watch the future Hoo play was a celebrated former Hoo, Ray Roberts.
#BigRaysGarsgeGrind “It’s A Family Thang Edition” Went to watch @UVAFootball signee @josh_mccarron8 play his last HS @AMHSAthletics @MurphyAthletics football game last night. Quick, plays with an edge and lots of swag. 1TD and 4 sacks. Great family. @UVAFootball @UVAFBRecruiting pic.twitter.com/PuT7dJrHrV
— Ray Roberts (@BigRayRoberts) April 2, 2021
Archbishop Murphy concluded its spring season with a 2-3 record. The 6’4”, 215-pound McCarron is expected to enroll on Grounds this summer and is one of the more highly regarded prospects in UVA’s 2021 Class.
More Recruiting News & Notes: Reason To Worry About Hill’s Commitment?
– Virginia class of 2022 commitment Rodney Hill announced a scholarship offer from Florida State on March 24, roughly one month after he announced his pledge to the Cavaliers. A contributor to Noles247 has predicted the 3-star wide receiver will flip from UVA to the Seminoles, albeit the confidence level was low on the prediction.
The Bulloch Academy (Statesboro, GA) star, an H-Back recruit, made it official on March 30 that he plans to enroll early wherever he winds up. At this point he remains one of three players committed to UVA’s class of 2022. He told The Sabre why he chose UVA in this March 3 article. Stay tuned for thoughts on the FSU offer.
“Why not UVA is what I say,” Hill said. “It’s an amazing place with great academics and the coaching staff is amazing. They all treat you like family. The overall school and the facilities is very nice and I loved it. Very nice place.”
– UVA made the top 10 for defensive lineman Felix Hixon, a 6’4”, 280-pound junior out of Jackson High School in Georgia. In addition to the Cavaliers, Hixon’s list includes Arkansas, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Louisville, South Carolina and Wisconsin.
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— Felix Hixon (@50ontop) April 1, 2021
– Virginia class of 2022 target Sullivan Weidman, who toured UVA last month, announced his commitment to West Virginia. Weidman is an offensive line prospect out of Boston, Massachusetts.
– Virginia is the first school to extend a scholarship offer to Thomas Dale (Chester, VA) class of 2024 quarterback Ethan Minter.
After a great talk with @CoachBWolfe I’m blessed to say I’ve received my first full scholarship offer to the University of Virginia! @UVAFootball @UVACoachBronco @UNDEFEATEDQBT @TopKnight44 pic.twitter.com/9uke6AdZlo
— Ethan Minter (@EMinter11) April 1, 2021
Below is a clip of the 6’1”, 190-pound freshman in action recently.
— Recruit804 (@804football) April 2, 2021