Promising Defensive Line Prospect Keyshawn Burgos Chooses Virginia

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Matoaca (Chesterfield, VA) defensive lineman Keyshawn Burgos saw his recruitment take off in June, receiving all seven of his scholarship offers last month. Richmond was the first school to extend a scholarship, followed by Army, Old Dominion, Navy, West Virginia, James Madison, and finally the University of Virginia. Thursday (July 15) evening, the 6’5”, 235-pound rising senior announced his verbal commitment to the Hoos.

“First I want to start by thanking God because nothing would be possible without him,” Burgos wrote in the below tweet. “Next my parents I thank you for being my number 1 fans since I first picked up a football and for taking me to all the different camps and for supporting me every day. I would like to thank all of my past and present coaches for teaching me how to be the best that I can be not only on the field but off of it as well. I would like to thank my past and present teammates for pushing me and motivating me to be better every day. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without all of you so I thank you. Lastly I want to thank all of the head and recruiting coaches for helping me through this recruiting process and for allowing me an opportunity to play at your prospective schools. The decision I made was solely for the betterment of myself as a student and athlete. Thank you all again for everything you’ve done.”

Burgos released a commitment video too.

Today was a big day for Virginia football head coach Bronco Mendenhall and company, who landed all-purpose running back Xavier Brown Thursday afternoon. The two new pledges give the Cavaliers 12 commitments in the class of 2022.

Burgos has an intriguing skill set. In addition to boasting a long 6’5”, 235-pound frame, he is also an accomplished wrestler. Burgos captured regional and Class 5 state championship crowns in the 220-pound wrestling division as a junior. Meanwhile, athleticism and playmaking were also on display during Matoaca’s spring football season.

Burgos is Virginia’s second defensive line commitment in the class, joining Houston, Texas native Anthony Holmes Jr. UVA signed four defensive linemen in the class of 2021, including two other Richmond (VA) area prospects in Bryce Carter and Lorenz Terry.

Past Matoaca standouts who went on to enjoy success playing for Virginia football include linebackers James Farrior and Byron Thweatt, and wide receiver Kris Burd.

Virginia Football’s Class Of 2022

Will Bettridge, Placekicker, 5’11”, 165 pounds, Gulliver Prep (Miami, FL)
Rivals ranking: NR
247Sports ranking: 2-star; No. 3 kicker in the class of 2022; No 247 prospect in Florida in the class of 2022
Other rankings: 5-star, No. 1 underclass placekicker by Kornblue Kicking; 5-star, No. 7 class of 2022 kicker per Kohl’s Kicking

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

-Xavier Brown, Running Back/Athlete, 5’11”, 175 pounds, Lexington Christian (Lexington, KY)
Rivals ranking: 3-star all-purpose running back; No. 9 Kentucky
247Sports ranking: 3-star; No. 84 running back; No. 11 Kentucky

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

– Keyshawn Burgos, Defensive End, 6’5”, 235 pounds, Matoaca (Chesterfield, VA)
Rivals ranking: NR
247Sports ranking: 3-star; No. 42 edge; No. 25 Virginia

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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