Minnifield Makes Official Visit to UVa

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Four-star prospect Chase Minnifield made his anticipated official visit to UVa this past weekend. It was a key weekend for UVa’s football staff, which was looking to solidify the commitment of the talented 6-0, 185-pound athlete out of Henry Clay High School in Lexington, Kentucky. How was Minnifield’s experience and does he plan to make official visits to other schools?

The weekend appears to have gone very well.

“Overall, it was a good weekend,” Minnifield said of his official visit to UVa. He made the visit with his father, Frank Minnifield. “I’m glad I got to see a lot more stuff. I hadn’t seen the dorms yet. They were definitely livable. Those newer ones for the freshmen are the ones I’m trying to get.”

Minnifield enjoyed spending more time with the players. He spent time with his host, red-shirt freshman cornerback Vic Hall, as well as other young players including Jameel Sewell , Chris Cook , Jeffrey Fitzgerald and Keith Payne . He also met Chris Long .

Of Hall, Minnifield said spending time with him “was fun. Me and him are a lot alike.”

He and the players discussed the future of the UVa program.

“I feel the future is bright,” Minnifield said. “The guys were talking about next year being a big year to make a statement. I feel the same way.”

UVa Head Coach Al Groh sat down with Minnifield on Sunday.

“I really didn’t have any questions for him,” Minnifield said. “He just told me how he felt about me and how well he thought I fit in with the program. He said I’m one of the prized commitments in this class. He said he sees me as a competitive person. He says I’m a guy who is ready to play and not a guy who needs to sit out.”

The Henry Clay star verbally committed to Virginia over Louisville in May of this year. Before this weekend’s visit, he was open in saying he was being recruited by other schools and indicated he may take other official visits (with Stanford being one specifically mentioned).

Minnifield was asked if he still considers himself