Recruiting Notes

Visitors for this weekend

Virginia will host its two most recent commitments, Maury (Norfolk, VA) OL/DT Jake McGee , on official visits this weekend. The 6-5, 285-pound Lawe had previously considered waiting until after this weekend to choose between Old Dominion and UVa, but he didn’t make it past last Friday. McGee, a VIS first-team all-state selection at quarterback and defensive back, pledged on Tuesday, two days after earning an offer from head coach Mike London.

In terms of uncommitted prospects expected to be in town, one previously scheduled senior apparently will not make the trek. Green Run (Virginia Beach, VA) speedster Dejor Simmons , a 5-8 running back prospect, plans to stick with his commitment to JMU and will not visit this weekend. This is according to Green Run head coach Shawn Wilson in an e-mail exchange this morning. If anything changes, we’ll be sure to follow up.

We’re working to confirm other possible visitors and will post any new info on the EDGE message board throughout the weekend. We have confirmed that an in-state prospect recently offered by the Hoos plans to be in town. We were asked not to reveal the name until after the visit, but we’ll be sure to follow up next week for more.

More from visitors from last weekend

Conner Davis

It was a Deep Run (Glen Allen, VA) reunion last weekend for Conner Davis , who was hosted on his official visit by former Wildcats teammate Jake Snyder . Spending time with Snyder and the other Cavaliers players served as the highlight of the weekend for Davis, a 6-5, 270-pound offensive line prospect.

“Hanging out with Jake and all his friends was great. We all hung out together,” Davis said. “They were all different, but at the same time they were goofing around and having a good time. I can’t wait to be up there. Even the older players were introducing themselves and interested in the recruits.”

Davis also enjoyed the time he spent with his classmates. His roommate was Belen Jesuit (Miami, FL) star defensive back Pablo Alvarez , although Alvarez didn’t arrive until Saturday. He clicked in particular with Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) prospect Ryan Cobb .

“I probably hung out with Ryan the most,” Davis said. “We’re into a lot of the same things. He won a high school national championship last season, so I know he’s a competitor. Football-wise, he definitely likes the sport. He knows players from all over the country and what their situation is. I’m always up-to-date on that stuff, too. He talked about the different stadiums he went to and playing in California and Alabama. He loves the sport.”

Mike London impressed Davis right off the bat.

“I didn’t talk to coach London much before I got up there,” Davis said. “When I first arrived, we all went to the McCue Center. He had a Power Point presentation. I could tell he was energetic, loud and always grabbing attention. I feel he knows how to make the right program. I believe it. Coach Reid was there and I’ve never talked to him. He started talking about how he basically wanted to stay in the NFL, but he came back because of Mike London. I could tell he meant it and that says a lot.”

Ryan Cobb

The previous staff recruited the 6-1, 220-pound Cobb to play inside linebacker. Another position may be in play now, though.

“I’m not too sure,” Cobb replied when asked which position he is now being recruited to play. “They gave me an option of what I wanted to do. I can play wherever I want. It’s a mix between fullback and linebacker.”

Which position is Cobb leaning towards right now?

“If I have my choice, I’d make it fullback or H-back,” said Cobb, who saw action at H-back, tight end and wide receiver in his Don Bosco career. He also played linebacker and defensive back. “I like being able to be versatile. Those positions are all over the field,