Countdown to Signing Day

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Signing Day: February 3, 2010
Recruiting contact: FBS coaches can call prospects once per week beginning September 1st

2010 Class Commitments (9)

Virginia has yet to land any of those coveted 4 or 5-star prospects in this class. Nevertheless, the Cavaliers have accumulated some promising and intriguing athletes. The most highly rated recruits reside on the offensive side of the ball, including 3-star quarterback Tyler Brosius , 3-star offensive lineman Conner Davis , 3-star running back Kevin “KP” Parks Jr. and 3-star wide receiver E.J. Scott . UVa’s defensive haul features some promising, versatile prospects with potential to play multiple positions.

A common theme so far is Virginia’s success in recruiting from top high school football programs. Kyrrel Latimer will be the third player in as many classes to sign with Virginia out of DeMatha Catholic. E.J. Scott will be Virginia’s second recruit out of Good Counsel in recent years, joining current red-shirt sophomore defensive tackle Nick Jenkins . Linebacker prospect Ryan Cobb is a product of Don Bosco Prep, a powerhouse program out of New Jersey. Parks led West Rowan to a Class 4A state title in 2008. And Chris Brathwaite has played for Holy Cross and CHSAA Hall of Fame head coach Tom Pugh.

On the negative side, Virginia has struggled in the state this year. Exactly how significant that is may be up for debate, though I am of the belief that Virginia needs solid success in the Commonwealth to consistently bring in good classes. Virginia continues to do well in the Washington D.C./Maryland area, though, and this would be important to continue if the Cavaliers cannot consistently recruit the state. UVa has also scored talented prospects from the state of North Carolina, another important state going forward.

Overall, Virginia has yet to score a top, top prospect in terms of rankings, but there is no question that there are talented and versatile prospects in the fold. As JHoo will discuss below, given last year’s season and the off-season coaching changes, Virginia has done pretty well