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Virginia Signee: Connor Wingo-Reeves

Connor Wingo-Reeves flipped from Temple to UVa after getting an offer in January
Connor Wingo-Reeves flipped from Temple to UVa after getting an offer in January

Connor Wingo-Reeves
Position: Linebacker/Athlete
Hometown (School): Richmond, VA (Monacan)
Height/Weight: 6'2'' 222 lbs
Committed to Virginia: 1/18/13
Lead Recruiter: Vincent Brown

Connor Wingo-Reeves, who was previously committed to Temple, jumped on a late offer from Virginia, and signed with the Cavaliers. Wingo-Reeves was committed to Temple as a linebacker, but could be slotted at either linebacker or fullback at Virginia. The Richmond native also held an offer from William & Mary, and an appointment from the Naval Academy. CWR was on the Cavaliers' radar early in the 2013 cycle, and was recruited by Jim Reid until he was let go in December. Wingo-Reeves' recruitment was handled by Vincent Brown in the home stretch.

Wingo-Reeves is rated a 2-star prospect by both Rival and 247sports. The Monacan star was named 2nd team All-Metro Richmond by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and recorded 92 tackles and 2 interceptions as a senior. Wingo-Reeves has good size for either the linebacker or fullback position, and his film reveals him to be a instinctive, physical player. CWR is a solid tackler, with the ability to lay big hits as well.

Virginia did a solid job adding talent and depth to the linebacker position in the 2013 class, so it wouldn't come as a shock to see Wingo-Reeves end up at fullback. The fullback position is hard to recruit for, and UVa doesn't have a ton of depth at the position as it is. Fellow signee Zack Bradshaw could also be slotted as an H-Back, but its more likely he'll be slotted at linebacker and Wingo-Reeves on offense. Expect Connor to redshirt in 2013, as he will almost certainly not see time at linebacker or fullback as a freshman, and will mostly contribute to the special teams units. Still, with Wingo-Reeves' ability to hit and pursue, he could be a great asset to special teams units going forward, and we'll see if he ends up on offense or defense in fall camp.

Connor Wingo-Reeves #40 Highlight Tape 2012 (via mikeRVA40)