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Virginia football recruiting: Class of 2017 recruit drops commitment to Cavaliers

TE drops pledge, leaves UVa without any commitments in class of 2017

John Kirven

The Virginia football program took a small hit on the recruiting trail this week when Woodberry Forrest tight end John Kirven decommitted from the 2017 class. Kirven, who originally committed to Mike London's staff, had been UVA's first commitment 2017. Despite his change of heart, he remains Caid Kirven's younger brother.

Though Kirven gave no reasoning behind his decision, it appears that Virginia's new offensive scheme might not have been a great fit for him. The Wahoos will move to more of an Air Raid-type attack under head coach Bronco Mendenhall and offensive coordinator Robert Anae, and it's unclear to what extent they'll be using tight ends. Kirven is the second tight end to move on from Virginia since Mendenhall's hire. Andrew Trainer, a 2016 player from Alexandria, previously switched his commitment from UVA to Illinois.

Virginia has hosted two large junior day events during the last two weekends as it kicks off the 2017 recruiting cycle. Mendenhall's staff should have the full allotment of 25 scholarships available. Stay tuned to Streaking the Lawn for further recruiting news.