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COMMITMENT! UVA starts class of 2023 with pledge from dynamic quarterback LaNorris Sellers

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The Virginia Cavaliers added a cornerstone for the program’s future on Saturday with a commitment from South Carolina dual-threat quarterback LaNorris Sellers.

Sellers is a 6’3, 215-pound rising junior and the Hoos’ first commit for the class of 2023. He isn’t rated yet by 247 or Rivals, but chose UVA over offers from Virginia Tech, Washington State, Appalachian State, and Georgia State.

The South Florence product threw for almost 1,100 yards and 12 touchdowns as a sophomore, with another 600-plus yards and 11 more scores rushing. He is a three-sport standout, excelling in basketball and soccer as well as on the gridiron. Among his most impressive stats, however, is Sellers’ 4.8 GPA—the quintessential “AND” player that is a favorite of UVA coach Bronco Mendenhall.

With a Power Five frame already, Sellers could be the crown jewel of his recruiting class. He uses his athleticism and mobility to shift around in the pocket—or break it when necessary—and make passing lanes open up. The throws he makes off-platform have both zip and touch, including passes thrown with defenders around his legs. He is both patient and decisive as a runner, waiting for blocks to set and striking the hole with gusto once it opens. Virginia may have to fight off a whole host of blue-blood programs as Sellers goes through his junior and senior seasons, but if the Hoos can hold onto him, this looks like the quarterback of the future in Charlottesville.