University of Virginia-bound senior Michael Green capped off an outstanding high school football career by leading Lafayette High School (Williamsburg, VA) to a 27-13 victory over Lord Botetourt in the VHSL Class 3 state championship game.
Green, who signed with UVA as a linebacker, came through with two clutch touchdowns for the Rams (9-0). The first was a 28-yard touchdown catch that put Lafayette up 10-7 in the third quarter. The second clinched the championship.
With less than two minutes remaining in the game and Lafayette leading, 20-13, the Rams lined up to punt on fourth down. A fast rush forced the 6’4″, 215-pound Green to pull the ball down and run. Through pure determination, he crossed the goal line 40 yards later for the game-clinching score.
(Story below is courtesy of WAVY.com)
Green took to Twitter to express gratitude for his high school career. The next step is Virginia, and he is expected to enroll in Charlottesville this summer. Green is part of what is UVA’s most highly acclaimed recruiting class in the Bronco Mendenhall era.
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Three-Star Wide Receiver Reveals Decision Date
It’s evident that Virginia football head coach Bronco Mendenhall likes to have height at the receiver position. The Hoos could add another promising tall wideout to the program later this month, when 6’4”, 195-pound Dakota Twitty announces his college commitment.
Twitty, a junior out of Thomas Jefferson Academy (Mooresboro, N.C.), plans to make his college choice known on May 26 at 10 a.m. EST. Georgia Tech, NC State, Virginia and Yale are the four finalists.
Decision time! 👀 May 26th at 10 AM! #Next1Up #IAmNotRegular #Blessed @yalefootball @PackFootball @UVAFootball @GeorgiaTechFB. @TJCAOfficialFB @TJCASports @TJCABasketball @TwittyTown3 @TwittyCoach pic.twitter.com/i9gMnpd0hL
— Dakota Dak Twitty (@dakota_twitty) May 1, 2021
247Sports analysts currently predict UVA will be the choice for Twitty.
Another June Official Visitor Confirmed
Westminster (Atlanta, GA) junior Alex Bacchetta, the No. 1 punter in the class of 2022 according to Kohls Kicking, has scheduled an official visit to the University of Virginia for the weekend of June 25-27.
— Alex Bacchetta (@AlexBacchetta) April 30, 2021
The 6’3”, 200-pound junior claims scholarship offers from Arkansas, Penn State and UVA. Prior to the trip to Charlottesville he is scheduled to take officials to Arkansas June 11-13 and Penn State June 18-20.
Virginia seeks to address its future at the kicking positions in a major way June 25-27, as the Hoos are set to host Gulliver Prep (Miami, FL) placekicker Will Bettridge as well. Both Bettridge and Bacchetta claim full scholarship offers from the Cavaliers.
Here is the latest full rundown of those class of 2022 prospects confirmed to be taking official visits to UVA in the month of June:
Ryan Baer, OL, Eastlake North (Eastlake, OH)
Other offers: Baylor, Cincinnati, Duke, Illinois (Official visit set), Indiana, Iowa State, Kentucky (OV set), Nebraska, Pittsburgh, Tennessee (OV set), Vanderbilt, West Virginia
Will Hardy, S, Greater Atlanta Christian (Norcross, GA)
Karson Gay, TE, Boyd Buchanan (Chattanooga, TN)
Eli Hall, DL, Crest (Shelby, N.C.)
Other offers: Auburn, Duke, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Michigan, Ole Miss, Penn State, Virginia Tech
Trey McDonald, LB, Baylor (Chattanooga, TN)
Zach Rice, OL, Liberty Christian Academy (Lynchburg, VA)
Final five (plans on taking officials to all five): Alabama, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, UVA
Beau Atkinson, DE, Leesville Road (Raleigh, N.C.)
Other offers: Georgia Tech, Miami, Michigan (OV scheduled), Minnesota, NC State, Penn State, Virginia Tech, Yale
Ryland Gandy, CB, Buford (GA)
Other offers: Auburn, Boston College, Central Florida, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oregon State, Pittsburgh (OV scheduled), Virginia Tech
Brody Meadows, OL
Other offers: Arizona State, Maryland, Purdue, Tennessee, West Virginia (OV scheduled)
Alex Bachetta, P, Westminster (Atlanta, GA)
Other full scholarship offers: Arkansas (OV scheduled), Penn State (OV scheduled)
Will Bettridge, PK, Gulliver Prep (Miami, FL)
Other full scholarship offers: Air Force, Army, Florida International, Navy, Morgan State
Felix Hixon, DL, Jackson (GA)
Recently named top 10: Arkansas, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Illinois (OV scheduled), Louisville, South Carolina (OV scheduled), Virginia, Wisconsin (OV scheduled). Has since added offers from Michigan and NC State.