Sabre Scoop: Updates On Commits

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Mike London, Chip West Meet With Handful Of Prospects Monday

Seeking to calm unease over the dismissal of four assistant coaches, in particular defensive coordinator Jim Reid, head coach Mike London and assistant coach Chip West traveled east down Route 64 Monday morning. The first stop was Varina High School, where they met with 4-star cornerback prospect Tim Harris .

Tim Harris

Harris, who committed to the Hoos this past spring, developed a strong bond with Reid. Varina head coach Stu Brown did not sit in on yesterday morning’s meeting between Harris and the Virginia coaches, but he gave his sense of where the talented athlete stands with respect to his commitment to the Cavaliers.

“Now, it did hurt him when Coach Reid was let go,” Brown said. “But I spoke with him [late Sunday night] and Coach London and Coach West met with him [yesterday morning]. They let him know they still have big plans and he is a big part of their plans. I think everything is fine with his decision. He had his questions like anybody would, but I think he got them answered. I think he’s fine.”

Brown didn’t rule out the possibility of Harris visiting other schools or meeting with other coaches, saying: “That’s up to Tim.”

So for now it appears the 6’2″, 190-pound Harris remains a Virginia commitment, but no question this is a situation that bears watching. He is a coveted defensive back prospect and schools will no doubt try and persuade him to at least give them a closer look.

After Varina, London and West headed to St. Christopher’s School in Richmond to meet with senior defensive tackle/tight end Jack English .

“It was definitely good to have Coach London at the school,” said the 6’5″,