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Georgia linebacker Robert Snyder commits to the Virginia football team

STL profiles UVa's 22nd commit for the class of 2016

Late-night commitments have been a theme as of late for this year's recruiting class.

On Thursday night, outside linebacker Robert Snyder continued the trend.

The Georgia native announced on Twitter that he would be the 22nd member of Virginia's 2016 recruiting class. Snyder selected UVa over offers from NC State and Iowa among others. The Collins Hill (Suwannee Ga) product is an excellent student, and considered attending several Ivy League schools as well.

While Snyder excels in the classroom, his football IQ is off the charts as well. Taking a look at the video above, Snyder is often telling his teammates where to line up, and can telegraph what the offense is about to to. Snyder is an excellent tackler, and can rush the passer when needed. Last season, Snyder recorded 45 tackles, including eight for a loss, and one interception in just seven games.

At 6-3, 215 pounds, Snyder already has good size for the position, despite having one more year of high school ball left.

Snyder is Virginia's third linebacker pledge for this cycle, joining Stephen Moye and Landan Word. Word has seen his stock soar this spring, as the Wahoo legacy picked up an offer from Arizona several weeks ago.

Snyder is the third defender from the class of 2016 to commit to the Cavaliers, along with Moye and safety Jordan Mack.

With 22 pledges on board, the boat as almost full for the class of 2016. UVa already has a very nice offensive class in the fold, so expect the Hoos to shore up the defensive front with the remaining scholarships available.