Multiple media outlets have confirmed that Mario Nixon, a 6'4", 215 lbs. athlete from Norfolk Christian who committed to Virginia Tech mid-May, has now given a verbal commitment to UVa. He'll be joining his fellow NCA teammates LB Kwontie Moore, DE Courtnye Wynn, and utility man Wil Wahee in the Class of 2012.
Nixon had taken a visit to Charlottesville this past weekend with his teammates, which raised eyebrows among those who already suspected that he may be switching his commitment anyway. After reports came out, apparently the Hokies rescinded its scholarship offer to Nixon, Doug Doughty of the Roanoke Times reports.
Rivals rates Nixon three stars and puts him as the No. 16 prospect in the state. He was recruited as a wide receiver. Last fall, Nixon caught for 700 receiving yards and eight touchdowns, while also putting up 40 tackles and four interceptions.
Just another coup for Mike London and company, who have simply done the best recruiting job in the Commonwealth. While the Hokies still have the edge in top-30 Virginia players, keep in mind that Coach London and his staff are doing so after the program finished with just three wins in 2009 and four in 2010. The Cavaliers are just crushing the 757.
Of course, Hokie fans can now add Nixon's name to the list of those who committed to Virginia, but did not have an offer from Virginia Tech.
Imagine what will happen when the team actually starts stringing together some Ws as part of the recruiting video.