Virginia Gets Last Shot With Nnadi

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UVa has landed one defensive tackle in the class of 2014. He is 5-star Andrew Brown, who enrolled at Virginia in January. Mike London is hoping to add a 4-star d-tackle to the mix as well, but he has to make up some ground to do so.

Derrick Nnadi arrived on Grounds Friday night, beginning the fifth and final official visit of his recruiting process. The 6’2″, 300-pound Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, VA) senior traveled to Florida State and Penn State for officials in December and went to Ohio State and Virginia Tech in January.

Ocean Lakes head coach Chris Scott confirmed that Virginia is on the outside looking in, a position the Cavaliers have been in the past few months after leading earlier in the process. Coach London and company do get to make the final impression, however, before National Signing Day, which is Wednesday, February 5.

“UVa was the favorite early on. Then after a while passed, it was Virginia Tech. Then, with the (official) visit to Florida State and Derrick finally being able to see them, plus I guess the excitement of the season, I think Florida State at least pulled even with Virginia Tech,” Scott said following Nnadi’s Virginia Tech visit.

“Since Ohio State brought (former Penn State defensive line coach) Larry Johnson in, I think that they are more in the picture. Coach Johnson made a good pitch for why he decided to go to Ohio State.”

Penn State, Scott said, “is not really in it.”

This week, Nnadi met with FSU’s Jimbo Fisher, Virginia’s London and Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer. He will return home from Charlottesville on Sunday. The U.S. Army All-American defensive tackle will make his decision known at an 8 am ceremony at Ocean Lakes on Signing Day.

EDGE Outlook

Virginia was once the leader in this race, and given the fact that Nnadi is visiting, I do think the Cavaliers have a chance. But if I had to guess right now, I’d still give the edge to Virginia Tech in this race and I wouldn’t be surprised with Florida State. The Cavaliers have a chance, though, and that’s all they can ask for after almost being eliminated (Nnadi very seriously considered making Tennessee his fifth official).

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– At this point, Nnadi is the only confirmed official visitor with an offer from Virginia. As we get information on visitors, we’ll