When the Virginia football team begins spring practice in a little more than a month, it will do so with most of its 2024 roster already in place. That’s because the Cavaliers added 17 newcomers as mid-year enrollees, the most in UVA history, as Tony Elliott tries to rejuvenate the program in his third season.
A mix of true freshmen and transfers make up the 17 newcomers already in Charlottesville. The names include freshmen Kameron Courtney, a late pickup after he flipped from Indiana, and Ethan Minter, the first player to commit in the 2024 class. Incoming transfers include Chris Tyree, Andre Greene Jr., and Tyler Neville, who all returned to their home state from Notre Dame, North Carolina, and Harvard respectively.
Elliott said having so many players already in town gives the team “a head start” on the upcoming season. He also said that he likes how the transfers have intergrated themselves in just a few short weeks.
“I was encouraged once I got back and saw those guys move around and then the returns I’m hearing from the weight room and the sports med staff on their integration into the team has been very, very positive,” Elliott said. “So I’m excited about some improvements from an athleticism standpoint, a length standpoint, and then also they’re already showing positive signs of leadership that they’re bringing with them.”...
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