UVa Recruiting War Room #7: 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.

News of the week…Philip Brown received a qualifying test score on his SAT. He is on track to fully qualify and
enroll at UVA in August of 2004.

Though they did not receive any verbal commitments, Virginia had an awesome official visit weekend for the Virginia
Tech game. From all accounts, all of the key players had excellent visits…notably from the defensive side of the ball,
Dwayne Hendricks , Trimaine Goddard , and Tristan Davis . Andrew Bowman had a good visit as well, but wasn’t as
enthusiastic because he had been to UVA many times previously.

On grounds for official visits this weekend will be several key defensive targets, including in-state talents LB
Jerod Mayo and LB/DE Clint Sintim . Safety Nate Lyles will be on campus as well. The Cavaliers are looking to impress all
three…Mayo had an excellent first visit to NC State, Sintim will likely decide between UVA, VT, and MD, and this will
be Nate’s first time visiting Virginia. All three players are priorities at this point.

Other known visitors on campus this weekend include wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett , tight end Rory Nicol , and offensive
linemen Phil Trautwein and Carlos Feliciano .

Following this weekend, there are a few defensive players that may be close to deciding. Ahmad Bradshaw and Andrew
Bowman may decide soon, although Bowman still wants to make an official visit to UNC after visiting Virginia Tech this

Overall, the Cavaliers are involved with a lot of defensive prospects. They will likely use up all 25 scholarships,
so look for them to target around six or seven more defensive