It has been a great week for running back recruiting at The University of Virginia. Less than 48 hours after reeling in Olamide Zacchaeus, the Cavaliers picked up a second running back for the class of 2015 in the form of Princeton (Nj.) Chris Sharp. Sharp became the 14th member of the class of 2015 when he committed to Mike London and the Hoos on Friday morning.
The 6-2, 200 pound Sharp selected UVa over offers from Boston College, Iowa, and Rutgers among others. While most schools pegged the Garden State native as a linebacker, London and the Wahoos recruited Sharp as a running back.
At 200 pounds, Sharp is the perfect compliment to Zacchaeus. While Zacchaeus is a home run threat out of the backfield, Sharp is more of a downhill runner that can grind it out in short yardage situations. London has made recruiting pass-catching 'backs a priority, and Sharp has excellent hands to go along with his size and strength.
The Wahoos have quietly put together a nice haul on the offensive side of the ball, led by three-star signal-caller, Nick Johns, who is viewed as one of the top pocket=passing quarterbacks in the nation for the class of 2015. Joining Johns in the backfield is a pair of running backs, Sharp and Zacchaeus, that each brings something different to the table. The Wahoos also have a dynamic receiver, David Eldrige, plus two tight ends and three offensive lineman. The class could grow on Sunday as three-star wideout, Freddie Simmons is set to make his decision.
Next week could be a big one for the class of 2015. Keep it right here for the latest.