National Signing Day brought 25 new Hoos into the University of Virginia football program. In his press conference at the end of the day, Coach Mendenhall emphasized that Virginia wants to establish a consistent geographic footprint and dominate recruiting within an 8-hour driving radius of Charlottesville.
Given amount of talent w/in 8 hr drive of Charlottesville, unlikely to need to go outside that once foundation/footprint established— PMW (@pmwcville) February 1, 2017
"Virginia will still be the first place we recruit, every year." Wants players from every region of VA. 12 states (+Germany) in c/o 2017— PMW (@pmwcville) February 1, 2017
Here’s where all the 2017 signees call home, from Buena Park, California, all the way (5,650 miles) to Hamburg, Germany.
And here’s what that “8-hour radius” looks like.