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National Signing Day 2014: Virginia Cavaliers Scholarship Breakdown

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Where do the new guys fit into the big picture?

Gatorade National Player of the Year Andrew Brown highlights the Hoos 2014 recruiting haul
Gatorade National Player of the Year Andrew Brown highlights the Hoos 2014 recruiting haul
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With National Signing Day upon us, all eyes and thoughts are on the #NewHoos. Here at STL, we decided to nerd the hell out and break down the scholarship situation over the next few years.

Each FBS football program has a scholarship allotment of 85. FBS football is also a head-count sport, so 85 scholarships means 85 players on scholarship; other sports can split partial scholarships among multiple players to end up at the equivalent of their allotted number.

The table below breaks down UVa's scholarship allotment by year and position group. More notes after.

2014 2015 2016 2017 Total (Scholarship) Incoming

DB

5
CB Demetrious Nicholson
CB DreQuan Hoskey
FS Brandon Phelps
FS David Marrs*
SS Anthony Harris
3
CB Maurice Canady
FS Mason Thomas
SS Kyrrel Latimer
6
CB Tim Harris
CB C.J. Moore
CB Divante Walker
CB Wilfred Wahee
FS Anthony Cooper
SS Kelvin Rainey
2
CB Kirk Garner
SS Malcolm Cook

16 (15)

S Quin Blanding
CB Darious Latimore
CB Jeffery Farrar
CB Donovan Dowling
DL
4
DE Cameron Fitch*
DE Stephen Lawe
DT Greg Gallop*
DT Chris Brathwaite
5
DE Mike Moore
DE Marco Jones
DE Eli Harold
DE Trent Corney
DT David Dean
2
DT Donte Wilkins
DT Andre Miles-Redmond
4
DE Jack English
DT Andrew Brown
DT Jack Babcock*
DT Tyrell Chavis
15 (12) DE Michael Biesemier
DE JJ Jackson
DE Darrious Carter
LB
3
MLB Henry Coley
OLB DJ Hill
OLB Daquan Romero
3
MLB Kwontie Moore
OLB Demeitre Brim
OLB Darius Lee
3
OLB Zach Bradshaw
OLB Max Valles
OLB Mark Hall

1
MLB Micah Kiser

10 (10) OLB Caanan Brown
OLB Chris Peace
OLB Cory Jones
QB 0 1
David Watford
2
Greyson Lambert
Matt Johns
2
Brendan Marshall
Andrew Mackay*
5 (4) Corwin Cutler
RB/FB 2
RB Khalek Shepherd
RB Kevin Parks
1
FB Vincent Croce
5
RB LaChaston Smith
RB Kye Morgan
RB Taquan Mizzell
FB Connor Wingo-Reeves
FB Israel Vaughan*
2
RB Anthony Calloway*
RB Daniel Hamm*
10 (7) RB Jordan Ellis
WR 3
Darius Jennings
Dominique Terrell
Miles Gooch
1
Canaan Severin
3
Kyle Dockins
Jamall Brown
Keeon Johnson
2
Ryan Santoro*
Andre Levrone
9 (9) Jamil Kamara
TE 3
Zachary Swanson
Jake McGee
Jeremy Dollin*
1
Rob Burns
1
Mario Nixon
0 5 (4) Evan Butts
OL
4
G Jon Goss*
G Conner Davis
T Nick Koutris*
T Cody Wallace
3
C John Pond*
G/C Ross Burbank
T Jay Whitmire
7
C Jackson Matteo*
C Eric Tetlow
G Ryan Doull
G Sean Karl
T Eric Smith
T Sadiq Olanrewaju
T Michael Mooney
4
G George Adeosun
G Jack McDonald
OL Philip Berry*
OL Jake Fieler
18 (13) G Steven Moss
ST 3
LS Matt Fortin
LS Blake Blaze*
P Alec Vozenilek
1
K Ian Frye*
5
LS Jeb Byrne*
P Nicholas Conte*
P James Coleman*
K Dylan Sims*
K Willem van Reesema*
2
LS Alex Foertsch*
LS Tyler Shirley*
11 (2)
TOTALS 27 19 34 19 99 (75) 15

Players in BOLD are mid-year enrollees (Andrew Brown and Jake Fieler). Players marked with an asterisk (*) are not on scholarship.

By our count, the Hoos will be at 90 scholarships for the 2014 season. Even a UNC athlete can tell you 90 is more than 85. Mike London et al will have to deploy their best creative arithmetic to get UVa under the scholarship limit. Bottom line? Don't expect any signing day surprises, because there's already no room at the inn.

In case anyone you know gripes about the size of this year's Cavalier commitment pool, (1) point to Quin Blanding and Andrew Brown, and (2) send them here for a quick math lesson. With the size of the current roster, the coaches didn't have a lot of extra needs to recruit. They went hard on the top-level talent in the Commonwealth, secured two of the best players in the country, and filled in some gaps with quality players.