ESPN just released their updated ESPN rankings for the Class of 2012, and front page recognition (Insider subscription required).and company are getting recognized for doing nothing short of an outstanding job. After the Cavaliers had a 3-win season, followed by a 4-win season, London, Chip West, and the entire coaching staff are continuing to make strong impressions on recruits, as the Hoos check in today at No. 24 in the rankings and
According to ESPN, of Virginia's 18 recruits, two of them are rated 4-star recruits (Kwontie Moore, LB and Michael Moore, DB), while twelve have 3 stars. Seven of the 18 hail from the battleground 757 area.
Virginia is the only newcomer in this edition of the Top 25, with Oklahoma State getting bumped off.
Florida State leads the ACC, checking in at No. 2 overall, followed by Miami at 6 and Clemson at 7. Virginia Tech (19) and North Carolina (25) round out the top 25 for the conference.
This, of course, comes after a consensus top-25 Class of 2011. Obviously, it's very early in the recruiting season for any of this to stick, but it certainly looks like London is continuing right where he left off.