Less than two weeks after landing its first offensive lineman for the cycle, the Virginia Football program added to its already deep receiving corps. On Sunday afternoon, Monroeville (Pa) wideout Aidan Howard became the 10th member of UVa's class of 2016.
Howard was one of many targets that head coach Mike London and company entertained over the weekend, and it did not take long for the Cavalier staff to extend an offer.
Once they did, the rest was history.
The 6-4, 184 pound Howard is rated three stars, as well as the #14 player in the state of PA, and in the top 100 for wide receivers nationally by Rivals.com.
Howard held an offer from UMass, and received interest from a number of FBS programs, before the tall wideout committed to the Orange and Blue.
The Keystone State native can play on either side of the ball, but his 6-4 frame and his potential to add weight will make him an ideal big wide receiver at the next level.
As seen in the film above, Howard's current build allows him to take advantage of smaller defensive backs, and with a little bit of added bulk, he could be a nightmare to cover.
With his impressive size comes an even more impressive leaping ability. Howard's basketball background has helped him tremendously with jump balls and making difficult catches on the football field. In addition, Howard is not afraid to lower his shoulder and block downfield, to create space for the ball carrier.
Virginia has four wide receiver commits on board for the class of 2016. Cole Blackman is a great possession guy, while Joseph Reed posses a great all-around game. In addition, Florida native Neru N'Shaka is on board, but the speedy wideout cannot be classified as anything more than a "soft verbal" at this point.
I'm sure people will complain about ANOTHER wide receiver on the board, but we like this kid a lot, and this is a good get for the Wahoos.