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Virginia Recruiting Notes: 8/8


Farrar Picks UVA

Virginia scored a rare West Coast football commitment on Wednesday, when athlete Jeffery Farrar chose the Hoos. Farrar became the first California native to commit to the Cavalier program since Darren Childs and Ryan Weigand in the 2005 class. Landing Farrar takes away some of the sting left over from Greg Stroman's surprise commitment to Virginia Tech over the weekend. Farrar, who could play either wide receiver or defensive back at the next level, will probably start out at cornerback in Charlottesville.

Attrition Creates Opportunity

With some players leaving the program over the past few months, there is a good chance that the 2014 recruiting class will be bigger than was originally anticipated. The class was expected to end up around 14-15 signees, but the Hoos could go as high as 18 or so now. That will give the staff an opportunity to try to find under-the-radar prospects and potentially offer some guys that they wouldn't have had room for previously. In previous classes, the Hoos have added guys like Divante Walker, Mason Thomas, Connor Wingo-Reeves and Trent Corney late in the cycle. We'll see if the Cavalier staff can unearth some underrated prospects late this time.

Kamara, Keihn Still High on Hoos

Probably Virginia's top two targets, wide receiver Jamil Kamara and linebacker Melvin Keihn, don't seem in a hurry to make a decision. Kamara is still considering UVa, Pittsburgh, Vanderbilt and a few others. Keihn has been taking visits, and right now it seems like Virginia, Maryland and possibly Virginia Tech are out front for the Baltimore prospect. Rutgers, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest and a few other schools are still in the mix as well. The Cavaliers still appear to be the runaway favorite for Kamara, and in the top two for Keihn. If Virginia can land both, then the 2014 class will be pretty close to what most Wahoo fans had hoped for coming in.