The Virginia Cavaliers have reaped the benefit of receivers with size advantages this season, with behemoths like Jelani Woods and Malachi Fields becoming favorite targets for Brennan Armstrong. (And, of course, 6-foot-7 Lavel Davis has missed this season with an injury.)
Big-body receiver recruits seem to be taking notice, as the Hoos added another one to the class of 2022 with a commitment from Sean Wilson
Wilson stands 6-foot-5—or 6-foot-6, depending on which recruiting service you prefer—and a hefty 210 pounds. A three-star per both 247 Sports and Rivals, his offer list includes Oregon, Kentucky, Virginia Tech, Miami, Tennessee, and Arizona State.
He won’t dazzle you with blazing speed, but this is a guy who knows how to use his frame to box out defensive backs and win contested balls. It almost looks like he’s rebounding at times, as he’s going up to snag the ball at its highest point before his defender has a chance to make a play on it. He’ll need to refine technique and may take a year or two of polishing by wide receivers coach Marques Hagans before being ready to contribute much. However, it’s easy to see why Virginia—and so many other Power Five programs—offered Wilson a spot to join their squad.
Wilson joins four-star Dakota Twitty—a 6-foot-5, 210-pound target as well—and Dominique McKenzie as the wide receivers in this class (although McKenzie won’t arrive in Charlottesville until 2024 after an LDS mission).