Corey Costner, 2025 Defensive Back, Commits To Virginia Football

After opening July with a commitment, the Virginia football team kept its recruiting momentum going on Saturday. The program added prospect Corey Costner out of nearby Baltimore, Maryland when he made the call for the Hoos. UVA now has 17 commitments from the Class of 2025.

Costner announced his choice on social media.

Costner selected Virginia over offers Boston College, Duke, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Indiana, and more. UVA offered last August. He made official visits to Virginia and Indiana, but the Hoos won out in the end.

With Costner in the fold, 247 Sports now rates Virginia with the No. 43 class nationally in 2025. Costner carries a 3-star rank from that service, though he did receive a 4-star rating from On3 Sports. 247 rates him as the No. 33 player in the state of Maryland.

All 17 recruits this cycle are currently 3 stars on 247 with defensive back Christopher Spence (89), defensive back Davin Chandler (88), linebacker Isaiah Reese (87), and Costner (87) the highest rated in the group with composite scores of 87+. UVA’s lowest score in the group is an 85 (shared by three players).

Notably, all four of those players project to the defensive side of the ball. In addition to the aforementioned quartet, defensive lineman Sichan John (86), defensive back Justin Rowe (86), and defensive back Montino Williams Jr. (86) also expect to be slotted on defense when they arrive. Quarterbacks Bjorn Jurgensen (86) and Cole Geer (85), tight ends Willem Thurber (85) and Justin Zames (85), offensive linemen Grayson Reid (86), Jim Harris Jr. (86), and Jon Adair (86), running back Xay Davis (86), receiver Dillon Newton-Short (86), and athlete Isaiah Robinson (86) round out the class of commitments.

Costner is the fifth potential defensive back in the mix as the secondary has been a high priority in this cycle. With Costner, Spence, Chandler, Rowe, and Williams, you have five players listed between 6’0” and 6’3” at 170 to 215 pounds. All five could find varying roles in John Rudzinski’s scheme, which often uses three safeties with one functioning frequently as a hybrid linebacker. Over Rudzinski’s first two years at Virginia, players have toggled through multiple secondary positions even within a season as needs arise.

Costner himself is 6’0” and 185 pounds with cornerback or a rangy free safety role as possibilities. At Perry Hall High School, he had 28 tackles and 3 interceptions as a junior in addition to a caused fumble and fumble recovery. Offensively at receiver, he has 76 receptions for 1,490 yards and 16 touchdowns the last two seasons per

On Perry Hall’s track team, Costner runs the 100-meter dash as well as the 4×100 and 4×200 relay events. lists his best 100 meters at 11.43 in 2023.

Highlights for Costner can be found on his Hudl profile here.

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  1. Costner is an above average talent and should help the Defense. Cavs need more linemen to fill out this class.

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