2013 Offensive Tackle Eric Smith commits to Virginia

Virginia has added another offensive lineman to their 2013 class, tackle Eric Smith - Peter Casey

After losing 2013 offensive line commit Brad Henson to North Carolina over the weekend, Virginia has filled his spot by adding offensive tackle Eric Smith from Georgia.

Eric Smith became the 20th member of Virginia's 2013 class Thursday night when he committed to the Cavaliers. Smith, a native of Decatur, Georgia, will join Sadiq Olanrewaju and Jack McDonald on the Hoos' offensive line group for the 2013 cycle. The Georgia native chose the Cavaliers over offers from North Carolina, Arkansas, Florida International, UCF and others. Smith is rated a mid 3-star prospect by 247sports, and is currently unrated by rivals. He will probably end up with a 3-star rating on that service as well.

Smith, at 6'5'' 280 lbs, projects as an offensive tackle. After the loss of Brad Henson to the Tar Heels, Smith can easily fill that void in UVa's signing class. In fact, Smith and Henson, although projected at different positions on the line, are almost identical in size. Smith is also Virginia's first commitment since the end of the 2012 season, and the coaching shakeup that followed. The newest Cavalier's lead recruiter is Vincent Brown, one of several coaches retained by London in the midst of sweeping change to the staff.

With several UVa targets off the board recently (Daesean Hamilton to Penn State and Tevin Montgomery to Boston College among others), it remains to be seen whether or not Smith will be Virginia's final addition to the 2013 signing class. At this point, Virginia fans are probably more worried about keeping the commits that they already have. Regardless, Smith is solid addition to the 2013 class, and counteracts the Cavaliers' first decommitment since early 2011.

Virginia Football: 2013 Recruiting Class

Brendan Marshall, Quarterback, Good Counsel (Olney, MD)

6'5'', 210 lbs

Rating: Rivals (3*), 247sports (3*)

Offers: Virginia, California

Sadiq Olanrewaju, Offensive Tackle, Salisbury School (Salisbury, CT)

6'5'', 260 lbs

Rating: Rivals (3*), 247sports (3*)

Offers: Virginia, UConn, Rutgers, Temple, West Virginia

Andre Levrone, Wide Receiver, Good Counsel (Olney, MD)

6'1'' 198 lbs

Rating: Rivals (3*), 247sports (3*)

Offers: Virginia, Auburn, Mississippi State, USC

Tim Harris, Cornerback/Safety, Varina

6'2'' 173 lbs

Ratings: Rivals (4*) 247sports (4*)

Offers: Virginia, California, Ohio State, Michigan, Tennessee, Rutgers, Virginia Tech, Rutgers, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, Syracuse

Zack Jones, Wide Receiver, Oscar Smith

5'11'' 178 lbs

Ratings: Rivals (3*), 247sports (3*)

Offers: Virginia, Illinois

Micah Kiser, Linebacker, Gilman

6'1'' 215 lbs

Ratings: Rivals (3*) 247sports (4*)

Offers: Virginia, Boston College, Florida, Maryland, Oklahoma, Penn State, Purdue, Rutgers, Stanford, Virginia Tech

Corwin Cutler, Quarterback, Ocean Lakes

6'4'' 180 lbs

Ratings: Rivals (3*), 247sports (3*)

Offers: Virginia, Marshall, UConn, ECU

Hipolito Corporan, Cornerback, Westside (Houston,TX)

6'1'' 160 lbs

Ratings: Rivals (3*), 247sports (3*)

Offers: Virginia, Baylor, Tulsa, UTEP

LaChaston Smith, Linebacker, South Iredell (Statesville, NC)

5'11'' 215 lbs

Ratings: Rivals (3*), 247sports (3*)

Offers: Virginia, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Minnesota, ECU, Wake Forest

Jack English, Defensive End, St. Christopher's (Richmond, VA)

6'6'' 250 lbs

Ratings: Rivals (NR), 247sports (2*)

Offers: Virginia, Virginia Tech

Keeon Johnson, Wide Receiver, A.L. Brown (Kannapolis, NC)

6'3'' 200 lbs

Ratings: Rivals (3*), 247sports (3*)

Offers: Virginia, North Carolina, Notre Dame, NC State, Duke, Wake Forest, Minnesota, Miami, ECU

Donta Wilkins, Defensive Tackle, Potomac (Dumfries, VA)

6'3'' 315 lbs

Ratings: Rivals (3*), 247sports (4*)

Offers: Virginia, Penn State, Miami, UNC, Boston College, NC State

Kirk Garner, Cornerback, Good Counsel (Olney, MD)

5'11'' 180 lbs

Ratings: Rivals (4*), 247sports (3*)

Offers: Virginia, Florida State, Tennessee, Michigan, Maryland, Michigan State, West Virginia, Boston College, Nebraska, Cincinnati, N.C. State, Penn State, Purdue, Vanderbilt, Houston

Jack McDonald, Guard, Boston College High (Dorchester, MA)

6'5'' 275 lbs

Ratings: Rivals (3*), 247sports (3*)

Offers: Virginia, North Carolina, Boston College, Miami, UConn, Maryland, Duke, UMass

Malcolm Cook, Safety, Fork Union Military Academy (Fork Union, VA)

6'1'' 215 lbs

Ratings: Rivals (3*), 247sports (4*)

Offers: Virginia

Taquan Mizzell, Running Back, Bayside (Virginia Beach, VA)

5'10'' 183 lbs

Ratings: Rivals (5*), 247sports (4*)

Offers: Virginia, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, Notre Dame, North Carolina, West Virginia, Tennessee, Clemson, California, Boston College, Cincinnati, UConn, Miami, Illinois, NC State, ECU, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Temple, ODU, Purdue

Eric Smith, Offensive Tackle, Columbia

6'5'' 280 lbs

Ratings: Rivals (NR), 247sports (3*)

Offers: Virginia, UNC, Arkansas, UCF, Floridia International, Georgia State

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