Virginia Gets Commitment From Dan River’s TyLyric Coleman

The class of 2023 commitment list grew to a dozen for the Virginia football program this weekend. Dan River receiver and defensive back TyLyric Coleman pledged to the Hoos on Saturday evening as they continued to expand their in-state recruiting reach.

A 6’3”, 180-pound prospect out of Dan River near Danville, Virginia, Coleman is the sixth in-state commitment in this class. He joined Miles Greene (Highland Springs), Donte Hawthorne (Massaponax), Rodney Lora (Woodberry Forest), Kamren Robinson (Essex), and Cole Surber (Patriot) as recruits from Virginia high schools. Each of those players, including Coleman, is ranked as a 3-star recruit by 247Sports. Coleman is rated as the No. 40 prospect in the state by 247.

Coleman announced his decision on Twitter.

Coleman enters his senior season at Dan River with 841 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns in his varsity career per MaxPreps. He also has 55 tackles and 7 interceptions with 128 interception return yards. He has 115 kickoff return yards with all but 9 coming last season as a junior. Check out his Hudl profile here for highlights.

The Cavaliers are recruiting that versatility as an athlete so he could be slotted on either side of the ball upon his arrival. UVA took commitments from Amare Thomas (WR), Jarvis Lee (DB), and Keandre Walker (DB) earlier this summer and Hawthorne (RB) could also be looked at for other spots. How the full class shakes out will ultimately determine slotting decisions.

Coleman’s commitment provided a bookend for July. The Cavaliers started the month on a hot streak with four straight Fridays seeing a commitment. This is the first pledge since July 8, however, when quarterback Anthony Colandrea made his choice. The full list of 12 commitments is: Colandrea, Coleman, Greene, Hawthorne, TeKai Kirby, Lee, Lora, Robinson, Surber, Thomas, Noah Vaughn, and Walker.