Hoo Preview ’08: Wide Receivers

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The Roster

1: Patch Duda – 6’3″, 187, So.

9: Javaris Brown – 5’11”, 180, Fr.

14: Matt Snyder- 6’4″, 205, R-Fr.

18: Kris Burd – 5’11”, 189, R-Fr.
20: Kevin Ogletree – 6’2″, 189, Jr.

21: Johnny Pickett – 5’11”, 165, Fr.

22: Staton Jobe – 6’0″, 182, So.

23: Zach Mendez-Zfass – 6’1″, 193, So.

26: Cary Koch – 6’0″, 192, Sr.

80: Maurice Covington – 6’2″, 225, Sr.

81: Dontrelle Inman – 6’3″, 191, So.

84: Jared Green – 6’2″, 178, R-Fr.

89: Ray Keys – 6’1″, 197, R-Fr.

* Numbers subject to change

Things are looking up for UVa assistant coach Wayne Lineburg. Why? After frustrating injuries during Lineburg’s first year on the staff last season, everything is finally starting to come together at the wide receiver position for Virginia. For the first time in quite a few years the questions surrounding the wide receiver position are more focused on who is throwing the ball rather than who is catching it.

With the return of the speedy Kevin Ogletree after last year’s torn ACL, the receiving corps are as solid as ever. Ogletree appears to have recovered completely and as Groh has repeatedly said, “the Kevin Ogletree rehab story is over.” Ogletree who reportedly ran a 4.31 this offseason is easily the fastest guy on the team and as such should see significant time at both receiver and on the kickoff return team. He can explode down the sidelines like no player in recent memory. I’ve gotten pretty high on Ogletree

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