Dillon Newton-Short, 2025 Receiver, Commits To Virginia

The Virginia football team picked up another strong in-state commitment on Friday when Matoaca High School’s Dillon Newton-Short made the call for the Cavaliers out of Richmond. That pushed the Class of 2025 total to 13 commitments.

Newton-Short announced his choice on social media.

Newton-Short joined fellow wide receiver Isaiah Robinson out of Trinity Episcopal School and Xay Davis out of Collegiate School as in-state commitments from the Richmond area in this cycle. He chose the Hoos over offers from Virginia Tech, Duke, Appalachian State, East Carolina, James Madison, and others. He had visited UVA multiple times this year.

Other commitments in the class include Jon Adair (Lipscomb Academy, Tennessee), Cole Geer (Deerfield Academy, Massachusetts), Bjorn Jurgensen (Bishop Moore Catholic, Florida), Isaiah Reese (Phillips Exeter Academy, New Hampshire), Grayson Reid (Maret School, Washington D.C.), Donovan Robinson (Loyola Academy, Illinois), Justin Rowe (Asheville School, North Carolina), Christopher Spence (Mt. Zion Prep, Maryland), Willem Thurber (Deerfield Academy, Massachusetts), and Justin Zames (Berkeley Prep, Florida).

That group currently ranks as the No. 21 class nationally by 247 Sports. All 13 commitments carry 3-star ratings from 247, but 11 of the 13 are considered top 35 pickups within their state. Newton-Short rates as the No. 32 prospect in Virginia per 247. He caught 65 passes for 1,095 yards and 22 touchdowns last season per MaxPreps.

With Newton-Short now in the fold, Virginia is setting up a stockpile for receiver succession plans. While eligibility varies, UVA lists 13 players as non-seniors on the roster. Juniors at that position include JR Wilson, Andre Greene Jr., Trell Harris, KJ Bratton, Eli Wood, and Dakota Twitty. Sophomores include Suderian Harrison, Jaden Gibson, TyLyric Coleman, Claiborne Richards, and Titus Ivy; both Harrison and Gibson saw action as true freshmen last season. Incoming freshmen include Triston Ward and Kameron Courtney. Then the Hoos followed up with Newtwon-Short and Robinson in the Class of 2025.

Highlights for Newton-Short can be found on his Hudl profile here.

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  1. If the offensive line holds up well, our QBs should have an excellent choice of targets.
    Every team has parts, but the whole is what separates contenders from pretenders.
    I can’t wait for us to be ACC contenders, maybe this year?

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