Name: Ben Smiley
Hometown (School): Chesapeake, VA (Indian River)
Position: Defensive line (multiple)
- 247 Sports: 3* (87.63)
- Rivals: 3* (5.7)
- ESPN: 3* (79)
What you should know:
- One-two punch of Smiley and Briggs is one of the best position combinations of players in a Virginia recruiting class in some time.
- Recruiting saga included a 16-minute commitment in the spring before UVA landed Smiley after the Miami win.
- On top of being a big talent, Smiley’s commitment shows signs of Virginia re-establishing its connections to the Tidewater region.
- Possible January enrollee