Welcome to another addition of Recruiting Roundup! The top-ranked Bruins will not be the only ones in town this weekend. Saturday will be a busy recruiting day for Mike London AND Tony Bennett.
Curry Shines on the Biggest Stage:
Last Saturday night, Georgia powerhouse Buford, featuring UVa commit David Curry shut out Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville Fl) 17-0. Curry helped lead a dominating defensive effort that held nationally ranked Trinity to under 60 yards of total offense. The senior played both linebacker and safety on defense, as well as punter on special teams. Curry confirmed what we have been saying for months about his nose for the football and tackling ability. Expect him to rise in the rankings after the season.
We will have updates on other Cavalier commits in action as the fall progresses.
UCLA Game Looms:
We are still working on a visitor list for this Saturday's huge game between the Wahoos and seventh ranked UCLA. More names will become available throughout the week, but we know for sure that 2015 Atlee linebacker Ricky DeBerry will be in the house. It will be DeBerry's third visit to grounds since the end of July, but this one is the most important. If Virginia shows progress on the field this fall, the Cavaliers could emerge as the team to beat for the four-star backer. Asking the Wahoos to knock off a top-ten team will be a tall order, but even a good showing would do wonders for UVa's quest to land DeBerry.
We also know that 2018 quarterback Tyler DeSue will be in the stands on Saturday. The Cavaliers offered the young signal caller when he was an eighth grader, and will be a constant factor in this way way way early recruitment. We also expect many members of the 2015 guys already in the fold to visit on Saturday. Keep it here for the latest.
Shifting to the hardwood, where the football program will not be the only squad doing some recruiting on Saturday. Bennett and company will welcome Huntington Prep point guard Curtis Jones to grounds this weekend. Jones attended UVa's camp last summer and left Charlottesville with an offer. The Cavaliers have five scholarships to work with for 2016, and have already reached out to several of the region's top junior point guards.
Speaking of Point Guard Recruiting:
Greensboro floor general Ty Graves picked up an offer from Kansas State last week. The Wildcats represent Graves' eighth offer, along with UVa, Virginia Tech, and Boston College among others. Graves is extremely familiar with the Virginia program, and recently named the Cavaliers his leader. In addition to Jones and Graves, UVa has offered New York point guard Ty Jerome.
That is all for this edition of Recruiting Roundup! Have a great week everybody