Virginia's 2015 recruiting class grew by two on Saturday afternoon. In addition to the bulk of the 2015 class, UVa is also playing host several uncommitted prospects this weekend.
Well two of those prospects are uncommitted no longer.
Lakeland (Fl) linebacker Eric Gallon and Jacksonville (Fl) defensive end Naji Abdullah became the 19th and 20th members of the 2015 class.
January is the season for late risers, and the coaching staff feels that they have stumbled upon a pair of hidden gems. Gallon was the first uncommitted visitor to jump on board this afternoon. The 6-2, 220 pound three-star 'backer held nearly a dozen college offers in addition to the Hoos, including Cincinnati, South Florida, Middle Tennessee, and Bowling Green among others.
Linebacker recruiting has had its ups and downs, but Virginia has to be happy with its haul this year. Four-star 'backer C.J. Stalker is already enrolled, and Under Armor All-American Jahvoni Simmons will sign on the dotted line, along with Gallon next month.
Shortly after Gallon jumped aboard, Abdullah tweeted out his intentions to join the Cavalier program. Abdullah was previously committed to Florida A&M, but the underrated defensive end saw all that he needed to see to flip to UVa. The 6-5, 230 pound Abdullah plays weak side defensive end, which is a position of need on the defense. The Hoos did sign three 'ends in the last class, but failed to secure any in this cycle.
UVa is also hosting three-star New Jersey linebacker Jordan Fox this weekend. Fox visited Stanford last week, and is a huge priority for the Hoos. The Garden State native can play any of the linebacker positions, and can also play a little rush defensive end, similar to Max Valles