If there was ever any doubt about Mike London's ability to sell the Virginia football program following a 2-10 season, those fears have certainly been put to rest this summer.
On Saturday afternoon, the UVa head coach did it again.
The Cavaliers received a commitment from four-star defensive end Rasool Clemons from Aiken South Carolina.
Clemons became the 18th member of the class of 2015, selecting Virginia over offers from LSU, Clemson, and Florida State among others.
The Wahoos offered Clemons in the spring of 2013, and fended off some of the nation's elite programs, including his early favorite, LSU. Clemons made the trip up to Charlottesville in late July, and like many recruits that have jumped on board this summer, the visit was a game-changer.
Virginia may have missed out on DE, G.G. Robinson earlier this week, but Clemons is exactly what the doctor ordered for the Cavaliers. Clemons recorded 68 tackles, including seven for a loss, and returned an interception for a touchdown as a junior in high school.
When describing UVa's latest addition, the word "upside" is certain to come up. Clemons is only 212 pounds right now, but his 6-6 stature and frame will allow him to grow into a college-sized defensive end. In the meantime, his speed and burst off the edge is a perfect fit for Jon Tenuta's aggressive defense.
The Wahoos are putting together an impressive front-seven in this class, with Clemons and fellow four-stars, linebackers C.J. Stalker and Javhoni Simmons. UVa is squarely in the mix for top linebacker Ricky DeBerry, and could find itself in position for four-star defensive tackle Tim Settle down the line.
Following today's scrimmage, London and company will host members of the 2015 class, and several top prospects for '15 and '16, including DeBerry, and five-star 2016 cornerback LeVonta Taylor. Will the festivities spark more fireworks? Keep it right here for the latest.