Virginia Football Adds Offensive Lineman Joe Brown To Class Of 2022

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Offensive line prospect Joe Brown, who worked his way onto the major college football recruiting scene with standout performances at camps (college and otherwise) this year, has verbally committed to the University of Virginia over offers from BYU, Indiana and NC State, among others.

UVA offered a scholarship to the 6’3”, 285-pound prospect on June 3. The Lone Peak High School (American Fork, UT) rising senior returned to Charlottesville for an official visit this past weekend.

“I want to say how grateful I am for the support from my family,” Brown wrote in the tweet below. “They always stood by me no matter the obstacles. I want to thank my coaches who have helped make me the person I am today and my trainers who have pushed me to my limits to get better each day. With that being said I am committing to the University of Virginia!!!”

Brown, a Class 6A honorable mention all-state performer as a junior in 2020, has impressed at multiple camps/combines in 2021. This included the Under Armour All-American Camp Series in Phoenix, where he was named one of the top offensive line performers. 247Sports noted his performance in this write-up. Brown also earned offensive line MVP honors at the National Preps Collegiate Showcase in Arizona.

FCS-level competitor Idaho offered a scholarship on May 6, becoming the first Division 1 school to offer Brown. Virginia was the first FBS-level program to offer, but NC State, BYU and Indiana followed suit soon after.

Virginia’s class of 2022 now includes nine commitments, including two offensive line pledges. Brown, who 247Sports.com rates as a 3-star prospect and the no. 36 interior offensive lineman in the nation in his class, is expected to play either guard or center for the Hoos.

Virginia Football’s Class Of 2022

Stevie Bracey, Linebacker, 6’1”, 215 pounds, The Lovett School (Atlanta, GA)
Rivals ranking: 3-star
247Sports ranking: 3-star; No. 78 linebacker in the class of 2022; No. 64 prospects in Georgia in the class of 2022

– Joe Brown, Offensive Lineman, 6’3”, 285 pounds, Lone Peak (American Fork, UT)
Rivals ranking: NR
247Sports ranking: 3-star; No. 36 interior offensive lineman; No. 16 Utah

Karson Gay, Tight End, 6’6”, 225 pounds, Boyd Buchanan (Chattanooga, TN)
Rivals ranking: 3-star; No. 32 Tennessee
247Sports ranking: 3-star; No. 33 tight end; No. 17 Tennessee

Will Hardy, Defensive Back, 6’2”, 185 pounds, Greater Atlanta Christian (Norcross, GA)
Rivals ranking: 3-star; No. 97 Georgia
247Sports ranking: 3-star; No. 86 athlete; No. 77 Georgia

Anthony Holmes Jr., Defensive Lineman, 6’2”, 275 pounds, Westfield (Houston, TX)
Rivals ranking: 3-star
247Sports ranking: 3-star; No. 85 defensive lineman; No. 73 Texas

Davis Lane, Quarterback, 6’2”, 195 pounds, Liberty Christian Academy (Lynchburg, VA)
Rivals ranking: 3-star
247Sports ranking: 3-star; No. 57 quarterback; No. 24 Virginia

Trey McDonald, Linebacker, 6’4”, 225 pounds, Baylor (Chattanooga, TN)
Rivals ranking: 3-star; No. 38 Tennessee
247Sports ranking: 3-star; No. 121 linebacker; No. 40 Tennessee

Brody Meadows, Offensive Lineman, 6’7”, 315 pounds, Graham (Bluefield, VA)
Rivals ranking: 4-star; No. 35 offensive tackle; No. 12 Virginia
247Sports ranking: 3-star; No. 38 offensive tackle; No. 15 Virginia

Dakota Twitty, Wide Receiver, 6’5”, 215 pounds, Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy (Mooresboro, N.C.)
Rivals ranking: 3-star; No. 75 wide receiver; No. 14 North Carolina
247Sports ranking: 4-star; No. 44 wide receiver; No. 10 North Carolina

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  1. Chris,

    Rivals rates Joe as a 5.5 and 3 star. No state or national ranking. Bit strange considering his performances at the camps he attended. Based on him out-playing several other OL ranked as high as 5.7 who are committed to Mich, Mich State, Arizona, Joe should be a high 3 on both services.

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