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Virginia gets highly-touted DT Brown

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Virginia landed highly-touted defensive tackle Andrew Brown, according to ESPN.

Brown played at Oscar Frommel Smith in Chesapeake, Va.. He committed to Virginia on Saturday after considering Alabama, Florida State, Clemson and Virginia Tech.

Brown is rated as the No. 3 overall recruit and top defensive tackle by ESPN.

Virginia has two of the nation's top 11 recruits rated by ESPN.

"With UVa, they have some of the best academics in the country, and that's something that I wanted to stress from Day 1 of my recruitment," Brown said. "The value of a degree from Virginia is hard to beat. I also really like that my family could easily see me and I can get home if I needed to."

Brown also said the Cavaliers coaches factored in his decision.

"It starts with Mike London," Brown said. "I trust him and all the other coaches at UVa. I have a special bond with him that nobody else could replicate."

Brown is entering his senior year in high school. He had 83 tackles, 14 tackles for loss and 11 sacks his junior year.

The Cavaliers also got a commitment from safety Quin Blanding out of Bayside High in Virginia Beach, Va., in February. ESPN ranks him as the No. 11 recruit and tops among safeties.

Virginia is the only team to have two recruits in the top 25 of ESPN's 300.
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