Sabre Scoop: Football Camp, Visitor Notes

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It was a busy week last week for the UVa football program, which held its annual Big Man Camp and 7-on-7 Tournament this past Saturday. Several prospects – both class of 2016 and class of 2017 recruits — also made their way to Charlottesville for unofficial visits.


I’ll have individual reports in the coming days, but for now here is a rundown of those prospects who visited Virginia last week.

Zach Adams, Offensive Lineman, 6’6”, 300 pounds, Riverbend (Fredericksburg, VA), Class of 2016

Virginia was the first major FBS school to offer Adams. The Hoos now have a lot of company, as over the past few months the Riverbend star has accumulated offers from Illinois, Maryland, Miami, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Vanderbilt and West Virginia, among others. Texas and Mississippi are among the schools still expressing serious interest.

Adams was in Charlottesville on Saturday, taking in a visit and also supporting Riverbend teammates competing in the Big Man Camp and 7-on-7 Tourney. My feeling right now is that Adams will leave the state to play his college ball, but I hope to speak with him soon for a full recruiting update, including an update on where the Hoos stand following Saturday’s visit.

Adams has visited Penn State and West Virginia since the trip to Charlottesville. He has also camped at Ole Miss and Texas recently.

Nolan DeFranco, Defensive End, 6’6”, 230 pounds, West Orange (Winter Garden, FL), Class of 2016

DeFranco hails from the same high school that produced Brandon Wilson, a class of 2015 prospect who committed to Virginia but ultimately reneged and signed with Indiana. In addition to Virginia, the talented DeFranco boasts offers from Boston College, Connecticut, Indiana, North Carolina, South Florida, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest, among others.

DeFranco toured UVa’s Grounds on Friday. He also visited Wake Forest and North Carolina last week.

Jordan Mack, Safety, 6’3”, 200 pounds, Wesleyan (Norcross, GA), Class of 2016
Mack, who visited UVa last Friday, is also considering offers from Boston College, Georgia Tech, Northwestern, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin, among others.

Stephen Spanellis,