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DOUBLE COMMITMENT: Virginia football lands McKenzie twins out of Utah

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Twins Dominique and Marcus join a promising 2022 class but will go on a mission before coming to UVA in 2024.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 02 William & Mary at Virginia Photo by Lee Coleman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Strengthening their 2022 class, the Virginia Cavaliers just landed a pair of commitments from twin brothers Dominique and Marcus McKenzie. Both three stars according to 247sports, Dominque is a wide receiver while Marcus will be playing in the secondary as a cornerback.

Out of Pine View High School in St. George Utah, the brothers will spend two years on their Christian mission before joining the Wahoos in Charlottesville in 2022. They committed to Virginia over interest and offers from a number of schools including Oregon, BYU, Pitt, Air Force, Arizona, and Duke among others.

In three seasons of varsity play and just 26 total games, Dominique totaled 144 receptions, 3058 career receiving yards, and 31 touchdowns. He also spent time in the secondary defensively, emphasizing the twins’ versatility.

In his 21 career games, Marcus tallied 73 total tackles, six tackles for loss, and three interceptions while also spending limited time playing receiver.

Of course, Virginia has had some considerable success with twin brothers playing on opposite sides of the ball in the past. A pair of twins named Barber come to mind and while nobody is expecting the McKenzie brothers to reach those heights, it’s something pretty special to see two brothers come to play for the Wahoos.

The McKenzie brothers are the 13th and 14th members of Virginia’s 2022 class which is currently ranked 52nd nationally and 10th in the ACC according to 247. Rated as the third (Dominique) and fifth (Marcus) highest rated commits of UVA’s class, they bolster a quickly growing group of three and four stars.

Undoubtedly, there’s still plenty of work to be done for the Virginia coaching staff with this high school senior class. Nevertheless, with four star wide receiver Dakota Twitty leading the way, the class has the potential to be something special.