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Virginia Football Recruiting: 2016 Glen Allen Wide Receiver Cole Blackman Commits!

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Kevin C. Cox

Boy, that escalated quickly!

Shortly after receiving an offer, 2016 Glenn Allen wide receiver, Cole Blackman committed to Mike London and the University of Virginia on Tuesday night.

Blackman visited Charlottesville twice this spring, most recently for the Orange and Blue scrimmage back in April. UVa was the first school to offer Blackman, and the 6-2, 195 pounder put an end to the recruiting process 603 days shy of Signing Day 2016.

Blackman was drawing interest from fellow instate programs, Virginia Tech and Old Dominion, as well as former ACC rival, Maryland.

The rising sophomore is a versatile playmaker, known especially for his route running and excellent hands. UVa will have several bulky, 6-3 or taller wideouts on the roster in 2016, including Keeon Johnson, Kyle Dockins, and Jamil Kamara, and Blackman brings an entirely new dimension to the table as a smaller possession receiver.

Glen Allen High School is also home to fellow UVa target, Sylvester Mayers, who has been a regular on grounds in the past two years. Mayers and Blackman camped together in Charlottesville last August.

Blackman is the second member of the class of 2016, along with athlete, Joseph Reed, who made his verbal commitment to the Cavaliers on Sunday morning.

London has been on a bit of roll as of late, reeling in five recruits for 2015 and 2016 in the past two weeks.