2012 Class Notes And Analysis

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Coach Mike London happily addressed the media on Wednesday

This year’s Signing Day wasn’t quite as exciting as last year’s, when the Wahoo nation learned that Darius Jennings and Dominique Terrell were joining Mike London’s first full class as Cavaliers head coach. Still, there was reason to be excited as top prospects such as Eli Harold (DE, Ocean Lakes High School), Kwontie Moore (MLB, Norfolk Christian) and Michael Moore (DE, DeMatha Catholic) were officially announced by UVa.

UVa received letters of intent from 25 players on Wednesday. Including touted quarterback Greyson Lambert , who enrolled in January, the class is made up of 26 prospects overall. Twenty-two recruits had committed by the end of August, so for the most part this class was all but finished months ago. Coach London credited his staff with keeping this talented group intact all the way to Signing Day.

“You’re always worried about guys de-committing or someone coming in last minute and affecting their decision, but the message was true and consistent, and obviously it helped with the winning and the opportunities for [postseason] play,” London said.

Now, let’s take a closer look at Virginia’s class…

Numbers and Rankings

Team Rankings

247Sports.com rates UVa’s class the highest, putting the Cavaliers at no. 20 nationally. Rivals.com ranks the class at no. 27 in the nation, while Scout.com ranks the class at no. 28 in the country. UVa was not ranked in ESPN.com’s Top 25.

Player Rankings


Eli Harold (no. 124) was the only Virginia recruit to make the ESPNU 150
– Three 4-star recruits including Harold, Kwontie Moore