Even though signing day was a week ago, Coach Mendenhall and his staff are still working on the 2016 class. This time, they picked up a commitment from a familiar name in a familiar place.
This time, the Hoos got a commitment from Cavalier legacy, Raymond Savage III out of Newport News' Menchville High School.
Longtime Cavalier fans will remember his father, Raymond Savage Jr., who suited up in the orange and blue in the late 80s for some of UVa's most prolific football teams. He was a co-captain for the 1990 Virginia team with Roy Brown and Shawn Moore. He ended his career as an All-American and 14th in the Virginia record books for tackles with 302 over his career. All those accolades lead him to have his jersey retired after he left UVa.
The younger Savage will suit up on the defensive side of the ball for UVa. Although not rated by Rivals or Scout, the 6'2, 207 pound walk-on primarily played linebacker for Menchville this past season, but he also projects as a possible safety or defensive end.
The Daily Press is reporting he still had offers to join William and Mary, Nevada, North Carolina Central, and possibly Maryland, but the Virginia offer to walk-on appears to be too good to pass up.
Here is his highlights video: