Analyzing UVa’s Class Of 2013

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Tim Harris

Third-year head coach Mike London faced some adversity this recruiting season, but in the end the UVa football program managed to sign a quality group in the class of 2013. The class, ranked in the Top 30 nationally by two major recruiting outlets, features top playmakers such as 5-star running back Taquan Mizzell and 4-star corner Tim Harris while also filling key needs such as offensive line.

Numbers and Rankings

Team Rankings

According to, UVa has the no. 27 class in the nation, no. 4 in the ACC. According to 247Sports, Virginia’s class is no. 29 in the country and no. 6 in the ACC. has UVa at no. 34 in the nation and no. 6 in the ACC, while has the class at no. 40 overall and no. 6 in the ACC.

Player Rankings


– Taquan “Smoke” Mizzell (no. 75) was the only UVa recruit to make ESPN’s Top 150, a ranking of the top 150 players in the nation.

– Five 4-star recruits including Mizzell, Corwin “Turtle” Cutler, Micah Kiser , LaChaston Smith and Tim Harris

– Sixteen 3-star recruits

– One 2-star recruit


– Mizzell (no. 29) and Harris (no. 179) made the Rivals250

– Mizzell was given 5-star status

– Two 4-star prospects in Kirk Garner and Harris

– Fourteen 3-star recruits

– Four 2-star recruits

– Mizzell (no. 116) made the Scout Top 300

– Two 4-star recruits in Mizzell and Harris

– Thirteen 3-star recruits

– Six 2-star recruits


– Mizzell (no. 62) and Harris (no. 141) made the Top 247

– Seven 4-star recruits including Mizzell, Harris, Malcolm Cook