UVa Recruiting War Room #1: Defense

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Having trouble sorting through recruiting lists of dozens of players? Dial into our recruiting war room, and we’ll
break things down for you. Here’s a look at the needs and who Virginia is recruiting on defense.

Defensive Lineman

Lose: None

2004 Roster: Seniors Andrew Hoffman and Chris Canty; Juniors Kwakou Robinson, Brennan Schmidt, Braden Campbell,
Melvin Massey, and Matt Stone; Sophomore DJ Bell; Red-Shirt Freshmen Chris Johnson, Allen Billyk , and Keenan Carter

Needs: Depth and versatility is what Virginia is looking for here. With commitments from Long and Kirchner, the
Cavaliers can wait on some top defensive line prospects such as DeMario Pressley and Mack Frost . Look for the Cavs to
target at least one more player here and try and land 3-4 for the class.

DL Commitments – 2

Jon Kirchner 6-5, 260
Rockbridge (Lexington, VA)

Chris Long 6-4, 260 St.
Anne’s Belfield (Charlottesville, VA)

DL Top Targets

(Note: Marque Hall is listed under OL prospects for the offense b/c UVA is looking at him as an offensive tackle)

Brandon Fanney 6-5, 261
Morristown West (Morristown, TN)

Fanney could play either end or grow into a tackle in UVA’s 3-4 scheme.

Mack Frost 6-5, 240 Spring
Valley (Spring Valley, SC)
Schools: AUB (OFFER), CLEM (OFFER), GA (No Offer), FL (OFFER), MD (OFFER), SC (OFFER), TN (No Offer), UNC (OFFER), UVA

Frost is being recruited strictly as a defensive