In recruiting, fans and analysts alike often use the term, "the rich get richer" when elite programs continue to bring in talent.
Congratulations Virginia fans...your program is now in that discussion.
On Saturday night, head coach Tony Bennett and the Wahoos secured a HUGE verbal commitment from 2016 small forward DeAndre Hunter.
A four-star/top 100 prospect, Hunter's recruitment took off over the summer, and Virginia entered the race right in the nick of time. The PA native's offer list included likes of Maryland, Georgetown, Villanova, and Notre Dame among others.
The six-foot-seven, 195-pound forward took his official visit to grounds over the weekend, and several more scheduled in the coming weeks. However, Bennett and company put on the full court press, and the staff ended the day with a commitment from the talented wing.
After beginning the summer as a three-star prospect, Hunter exploded onto the scene on the Under Armour circuit as a member of the Philly Pride ball club. While the Wahoos are adding plenty of scoring in the class of 2016, Hunter is most versatile offensive player in the group. The athletic wing has the ability to slash into the lane, and can shoot the ball from all over the floor.
As seen on the film above, Hunter has an excellent handle for a guy his size. Hunter has a knack for getting to the rim, and will be entertaining fans at JPJ for years to come with his thunderous dunks.
Hunter is the fourth and final member of the class of 2016. The new addition will join Ty Jerome, Kyle Guy, and Jay Huff. The aforementioned commits were also on grounds on Saturday for their respective official visits.
Virginia will sorely miss Malcolm Brogdon, Anthony Gill, and Mike Tobey, but the Hoos will have an absurd amount of talent joining the program in the next year. With Jerome, Guy, Hunter, Austin Nichols, and Mamadi Diakite, the Hoos have essentially added a starting lineup comprised of former top 100 players.