UVa’s The Choice For Top LB Kiser

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Gilman (Baltimore, MD) junior Micah Kiser has verbally committed to the University of Virginia. The 6’2″, 210-pound Kiser, a nationally recruited linebacker, announced his decision on his Facebook page earlier this evening.

“Committed to the University of Virginia…Thanks to everyone who helped me get to this point…Wahoowa!!!,” wrote Kiser, a former teammate of UVa rising sophomore receiver Darius Jennings .

Kiser’s decision comes less than two weeks after he and his family made an unofficial visit to Charlottesville. In the end, the talented prospect’s comfort level with the Virginia coaches and school atmosphere was the difference. He also considered scholarship offers from Auburn, Florida, Maryland, N.C. State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Rutgers, South Carolina, Stanford, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

“I liked the environment and the coaching staff. Coach London has a great message and I really felt comfortable with him and the coaches down there. The academics are also second to none in the country,” Kiser wrote in a Facebook message.

Kiser was a consensus all-state selection last season as a junior, finishing the year with 91 tackles including six sacks. He added four interceptions and a fumble recovery for a 10-1 Greyhounds team that captured the 2011 MIAA A Championship.

“We put a lot of responsibility on him, and he handles it beautifully,” Gilman head coach Biff Poggi told the Baltimore Sun.

Versatility is an asset with any player, and the Virginia coaches seem to think Kiser’s talents could translate to any of the three linebacker spots in Jim Reid’s defense.

“They think I can play a variety of linebacker positions,” Kiser wrote.

Kiser is Virginia’s sixth commitment in the class of 2013. He is the Cavaliers’ first pledge at linebacker, one of the program’s biggest needs in the 2013 class.

Kiser’s Highlights

Below are highlights from Micah Kiser ‘s 2011 season. He is #43.