Sabre Scoop: Decisions On The Way

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Decision Dates For Some Top Remaining Targets

February 5 Signing Day is drawing closer and uncommitted targets will be making their college decisions. At least three of Virginia’s top remaining targets in the class of 2014 will have announced commitments by January 4.

– Weeki Wachee (FL) offensive tackle Marcus Applefield has narrowed his list to five schools and is in the process of making official visits to all five finalists. The 6’6″, 275-pound Applefield has already taken officials to UVa, Purdue and Maryland. He heads to Vanderbilt this weekend and will finish up with Rutgers next weekend. December 13 is decision day for Applefield, who is looking to enroll in college in January of 2014.

Applefield has been a tough one to read, but coming out of the summer it appeared Rutgers was the school to beat. The Scarlet Knights get the last visit, so perhaps they would be the safe pick at this point.

– As reported on earlier this week, Bishop Sullivan (Virginia Beach, VA) star receiver Jamil Kamara has narrowed his focus to three schools – Wisconsin, Pittsburgh, and Virginia. The 6’2″, 200-pound senior has taken an official visit to Wisconsin. At last check, his plans were to be at Pittsburgh on an official this weekend and UVa the weekend of December 6-8. Kamara’s good friend, Corwin Cutler, is also expected to make an official to Virginia next weekend.

Cutler, a quarterback prospect who signed with the Cavaliers as a senior at Ocean Lakes High School (Virginia Beach, VA), is a major reason why Virginia remains a top contender for Kamara. The two work out together in the offseason (and have done so recently), and Kamara views Cutler as a top flight quarterback prospects. While Virginia’s on-field struggles have enabled other schools to have a real chance with the talented receiver (it would not be a surprise to me to see him head to Pitt or Wisconsin), I still see the Cavaliers as the school to beat ultimately. Cutler is a big reason why, but the fact that top flight recruits Andrew Brown and Quin Blanding – the latter another good friend of Kamara’s – have stayed solid helps as well. They may be able to sell the standout receiver that better days are ahead for the