UVa’s Class Of 2014: Overall Analysis

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Barring a late addition, Virginia football’s class of 2014 is in the books. Seventeen players signed letters of intent with the Cavaliers on National Signing Day, Virginia’s fifth NSD with Mike London as head coach. Let’s take an overall look at the class, which is headlined by two of the most coveted high school seniors in the nation.

BY THE NUMBERS

Rankings

Blanding is a consensus 5-star prospect
Blanding said when he committed that he is looking to build a “dynasty” at UVa

On a national level, Virginia’s class of 2014 rank ranges from no. 25 to no. 49. ESPN.com is most impressed, putting the haul at no. 25 in the country. The three other major recruiting outlets – 247Sports (no. 32), Rivals (no. 40) and Scout/Fox Sports (no. 49) – rank the Cavaliers’ class outside the top 30 nationally.

Player-wise, all four outlets rank free safety Quin Blanding and defensive tackle Andrew Brown as 5-star recruits, and all four rank wide receiver Jamil Kamara and offensive lineman Steven Moss as 4-star players. ESPN ranks quarterback Corwin Cutler and cornerback/wide receiver Jeffery Farrar as 4-star players as well, while 247Sports also ranks Cutler as a 4-star recruit.

The final player rankings (per major outlet) are as follows:

ESPN
– Two 5-star recruits (Blanding, A. Brown)
– Four 4-stars (Cutler, Farrar, Kamara, Moss
– Eleven 3-stars

247Sports
– Two 5-star recruits (Blanding, A. Brown)
– Three 4-stars (Cutler, Kamara, Moss)
– Eight 3-stars
– Two 2-stars
– One “Not Rated”

Rivals
– Two

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