In the course of roughly 78 hours, UVa's recruiting class added eight

Brad Franklin, Publisher
Cavs Corner

It's not often that recruiting classes balloon the way that Virginia's 2018 class did over the last few days. Bronco Mendenhall and his staff went roaring into the roughly two-week dead period going from nine commits to 17, including two last night at the largest position of need.

Here's a quick recap of what the last few days has brought to the Wahoos.


Kicker

3 STARS

Virginia
Seneca

RR: 5.5

Ht: 6'4.0"

Wt: 200.0

Class: 2018

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POSITION

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NATIONAL

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STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Virginia

The first of the commitments came from Pearson, a kicker with offers from Indiana, West Virginia, and UVa who Kohl's Kicking sees as one of the best in the country. Paired with 2017 signee Brian Delaney, it gives the Cavaliers one of the best kicker/punter combos in the nation and certainly in the school's history of recruiting scholarship specialists.

Wide Receiver

3 STARS

Virginia
Baltimore

RR: 5.5

Ht: 6'1.0"

Wt: 175.0

Class: 2018

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POSITION

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NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Virginia

The next verbal came from Obasi, the three-star wide receiver from Baltimore. His commitment to the Cavaliers didn't come as much of a surprise given his recent visit and the announcement of a quick decision thereafter but he's still a very solid get for UVa in this class. Not only did he have a number of quality offers but he's also got good measurables as well.

Offensive tackle

3 STARS

Virginia
Palm Beach Gardens

RR: 5.5

Ht: 6'6.0"

Wt: 295.0

Class: 2018

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POSITION

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NATIONAL

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STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Virginia

The next day, UVa started off its spree of three more additions with a commitment from Weisz. To that point, the Cavaliers had already pulled in three commits on the O-line but needed to add more depth at tackle. Given his size and where he projects at the next level, his verbal was precisely what the Hoos needed.

Offensive tackle

2 STARS

Virginia
Wexford

RR: 5.3

Ht: 6'6.0"

Wt: 260.0

Class: 2018

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POSITION

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NATIONAL

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STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Virginia

Those less of a well-known name among UVa recruiting fans, Devine's decision to pick UVa this past weekend gave the Cavaliers a bookend to Weisz on the other edge of the line. A big man with some versatility to his game, Devine likely projects to right tackle once he arrives in Charlottesville next fall.

Outside linebacker

0 STARS

Virginia
Suwanee

RR: 0.0

Ht: 6'3.0"

Wt: 201.0

Class: 2018

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POSITION

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NATIONAL

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STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Virginia

The surprise of the day Saturday came from the Peach State linebacker, as Harrison impressed during camp and jumped on an offer from Mendenhall thereafter. Given UVa's success last season with turning jumbo athletes into immediate contributors at OLB, Harrison's commitment could end up being the one that pays the most dividends right away. Either way, he adds depth to an already solid class at linebacker.

Athlete

3 STARS

Virginia
Naples

RR: 5.5

Ht: 5'10.0"

Wt: 165.0

Class: 2018

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POSITION

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NATIONAL

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STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Virginia

After taking the day "off" on Sunday, Virginia began another spree of commits on Monday night with the addition of Theork. A versatile and talented playmaker from the Sunshine State, he'll be a wide receiver when he arrives on Grounds. His speed and athleticism added even more depth to what's a good class of receivers in 2018.

Offensive tackle

0 STARS

Virginia
Beaver

RR: 0.0

Ht: 6'5.0"

Wt: 280.0

Class: 2018

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POSITION

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NATIONAL

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STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Virginia

Though listed as an offensive lineman in the Rivals database, Ramer came to UVa's camp this weekend and worked out at defensive tackle, earning an offer that he ultimately chose to accept on Monday night.

Strongside defensive end

3 STARS

Virginia
Kahuku

RR: 5.5

Ht: 6'3.0"

Wt: 242.0

Class: 2018

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POSITION

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NATIONAL

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STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Virginia

And UVa finished up its run with a commitment from Reed, a Hawaiian native who also showed out well during UVa's camp. Given his pedigree (his father played at Hawaii before becoming a stunt double for The Rock) and size, his addition gives Virginia another solid option in the trenches.

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