Wilkins is a Cavalier

4-star Defensive Tackle Donta Wilkins has chosen to play for Mike London and the Virginia Cavaliers (Photo Credit: Jason O. Watson)

It seems that the run of commitments that we thought would happen is underway in Charlottesville. Virginia landed their 3rd commitment in 9 days Thursday when Defensive Tackle Donta' Wilkins made the call. Wilkins, who plays at Potomac High School in Dumfries, chose the Cavaliers over offers from Miami, Penn State and North Carolina, and others. Wilkins is rated a 4-star prospect by 247sports, and 3-stars by Rivals, making him the 3rd 4-star commitment (joining Tim Harris and Micah Kiser) in Virginia's 2013 class. Wilkins is the 12th commitment in Virginia's 2013 class, and joins St. Christopher's Defensive End Jack English on the Defensive Line.

Wilkins is a big boy. At 6'3'' 315 lbs, the Potomac High product will be a force with clogging up the interior line and taking up blockers. For a player of that size, Wilkins has some pretty good athletic ability. These types of players are key for Virginia's 4-3 scheme, opening up holes for the Cavaliers' athletic pass rushers off the edges. This is how defensive lines in the SEC and elsewhere have become so dominant, and good at creating havoc in the opponent's backfield.

It appeared that Wilkins was favoring UVA throughout the process, and honestly, I would've thought he probably would've committed to Virginia by now. In the end, Wilkins went with the school he was most familiar with, over some other solid offers. Wilkins commitment means that Virginia is just one space closer to being full for 2013. His commitment, coupled with a few more we may see soon, could push some undecided prospects over the edge in UVA's favor. Stay tuned to Streaking the Lawn for all the latest Football and Basketball recruiting news and analysis, and hit the jump to see the rest of Virginia's 2013 class

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

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