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Five-star offensive lineman Zach Rice to announce commitment Thursday

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UVA among finalists for #1 prospect in Virginia’s class of 2022

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The Virginia Cavaliers are among five finalists for five-star offensive lineman Zach Rice, who will be announcing his college decision on Thursday, October 21.

(After that tweet, Rice’s mother updated the time to 8:15 Eastern.)

UVA is the closest school geographically among Rice’s finalists, with UNC-Chapel Hill, Notre Dame, Alabama, and Ohio State all in the mix as well.

Standing 6-foot-6 and weighing 300 pounds, Rice is rated a consensus five-star in the 247 Composite, and a top-20 prospect nationally by 247, ESPN, and Rivals. All three services rate him top-five nationally at his position and uniformly rank him as the #1 overall prospect in Virginia for 2022.

Thursday is also the birthday of UVA offensive line coach Garrett Tujague.

The commitment announcement will be live-streamed on CBS Sports HQ.