Virginia Football Recruiting Strategy Session: Hoos Still In Play For Top Cornerback Target

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The Strategy Session is our big-picture outlook of University of Virginia football recruiting in the class of 2021, providing you the latest scholarship numbers and relative news on the recruiting trail. Though the Spring Evaluation Period has been canceled because of the coronavirus, class of 2021 recruiting continues on.

Since our last report in late February, Virginia football has seen attrition impacting its 2021 roster. Quarterback RJ Harvey (transferring to junior college), running back Seneca Milledge (transfer), offensive lineman Ja’Quay Hubbard (transferring to junior college), and cornerback Major Williams (transfer) have left the program.

Meanwhile, the Hoos have added three new commitments to its class of 2021 – linebacker Langston Long, local athlete (likely receiver) Malachi Fields, and wide receiver Jesiah Davis. UVA currently has five pledges from rising high school seniors.

Class Of 2021 Recruiting: The Numbers

The latest projected scholarship number stands at 68. This number includes current roster players, first-years expected to enroll in the summer of 2020, class of 2020 verbal commit Lorenz Terry, and five verbal commitments in the class of 2021. A Football Bowl Subdivision program is allotted 85 scholarship players in a given season. I believe Virginia’s 2021 Class will end up with at least 20 recruits in total.

Below is a scholarship rundown by position, but first here are some notes regarding these numbers.

Luke Wentz is listed at quarterback, his position on the official roster. However, it’s more likely he’ll end up at another position with wide receiver as a probable destination.

– Prized class of 2020 recruit Andrew Gentry is not listed with the offensive linemen because he still plans on taking an LDS mission before enrolling