Recruiting Snapshot

Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Is UVA playing their way out of a few recruits?

We're taking another quick look at some recruiting targets on Virginia's board, where we see a question mark, a potential big target, and a surefire win for the Hoos.

With plenty of remaining targets still on Virginia's recruiting board, one school in particular has been hot on Virginia's heels: the Penn State Nittany Lions, a school that has historically recruited well in this area and is having a great start to their season. PSU stands at 4-2 on the season and just knocked off Michigan in a game for the ages. They have great young talent, especially at quarterback, in Virginia native Christian Hackenberg. They also have a great tradition, great facilities and great coaching. Recent drama aside, PSU is an attractive place for a recruit and with UVA's struggles, they could stand to benefit from reaching out to recruits with whom Virginia has already made decent headway.

One such recruit is OLB/DE target Melvin Keihn from Baltimore, MD's Gilman. He has the tools and explosiveness to be a very versatile player in college who could play multiple positions. Most had UVA and VT ranked high as his top two options, but his twitter feed (@M_15onmychest) showed a flurry of excitement when he recently landed an offer to follow his teammate Troy Vincent Jr. to Penn State. He will be in Charlottesville this Saturday for an official to watch UVA take on Duke and I cannot stress the importance of a good outcome for UVA.

In other news, big time target Jamil Kamara set his official visit dates and he will be visiting UVA on November 30 for the annual rivalry game against Virginia Tech. If he keeps his recruitment open that long, it could be great for UVA to come out and have a strong showing against the Hokies. Kamara or no, a win over the Hokies would go a long way to show to some of these kids that the program is heading in right direction and is just a few players away.

Finally, the top DT in the country, 5-star Andrew Brown, appears ready to get on Grounds. He and five-star and top Safety in the country Quin Blanding are virtual locks, so long as Virginia Head Coach Mike London remains in place.

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