UVa’s Class Of 2014: Position Grades, Outlook

Virginia’s class of 2014 was a relatively small one with 17 recruits signing letters of intent. Ten of the 17 recruits project to play on the defensive side of the ball, including one defensive tackle, three defensive ends, three linebackers, one safety and two cornerbacks. On offense, Virginia signed one quarterback, one tailback, two wide receivers, one tight end and two offensive linemen.

Position-wise, I really like what Virginia did (and has done in previous classes) in the defensive backfield. The Hoos add two good cornerback prospects and a potential 4-year starter at safety to a group that already blends experienced players with talented young players. I like the athleticism UVa added at defensive end and linebacker, but as I’ll address later on in this piece, exactly when we’ll see some of these players is a question. And of course Andrew Brown is a huge get at defensive tackle, a position that looks really good for the Hoos in the coming seasons.

On offense, I think Virginia landed some quality players but needed more depth at certain positions such as tight end and offensive line.