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Virginia football recruiting hot streak continues with commitment from legacy defensive back Joey Blount

Blount's father, Tony, played safety for the Hoos under Dick Bestwick

Joey Blount

UVA football's alumni weekend has landed Bronco Mendenhall a commitment from the son of a Cavalier football alum, as safety Joey Blount committed to Virginia while visiting Charlottesville. Brad Franklin of Rivals was the first with the news.

Blount confirmed on Twitter.

The newest addition to the #HoosRising family is rated two stars by Rivals. He has yet to pick up a rating from 247 or ESPN. At 6'1, 170 he has the frame to size up well for competition in the ACC. Virginia was his first FBS offer, though Georgia Tech was showing interest.

Blount shows good ball skills, and he also plays WR for Landmark Christian. He flashes well in run support and makes decisive plays on routes across the middle. He definitely looks to use striking power to break up passes (and to make plays on special teams).