Talented Junior Signal Caller LaNorris Sellers Reflects On Virginia Commitment

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LaNorris Sellers has been South Florence High School (Florence, S.C.) varsity football’s starting quarterback for two seasons, earning the role as a freshman in 2019. Drew Marlowe, who became the Bruins’ head coach prior to the 2020 campaign, knew Sellers had had a productive freshman season. He would soon realize how gifted Sellers was athletically and in other areas over the next year.

“The first time I saw him throw the ball in person, I knew he was a Power 5 guy. Just the way the ball came out of his hand and how fast it got on receivers,” Marlowe said of the 6’3”, 215-pound Sellers. “There aren’t many who can do it like that. Period. Especially a young guy to be able to do that. As far as his physical ability, there is no doubt, but honestly what surprised me more than anything was his maturity. You think you are talking to a grown man. He’s a fairly quiet guy, but I think there is a lot to be said for that. He processes things at a high level. What surprised me was his leadership ability and the way older guys looked to him to lead. All the great ones, whatever that ‘thing’ is, they have it. He has maturity and talent, and his parents of done an amazing job raising him.”

Marlowe’s Power 5 suspicion was proven correct when Washington State offered Sellers a scholarship on April 12 of this year. WSU was the first school to offer, but plenty more interest ensued. Marlowe noted, “m phone did not stop ringing for about 60 days” after the Cougars offer was announced.

UVA was one of the interested parties. Head coach Bronco Mendenhall and quarterbacks coach Jason Beck liked what they saw and came through with an offer on May 10. Sellers reciprocated UVA’s interest by making an unofficial visit on Grounds in June. This past Saturday he announced his commitment to the Hoos, becoming UVA’s first pledge in the class of 2023.