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Virginia Football Recruiting Roundup: When the Hoos Win, You Win

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No commitments, but the 2018 class is nearing completion.

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Two out of the following three statements are true:

A.) The Virginia Cavaliers football team is undefeated for the first time in four years.

B.) Craig Littlepage and Jon Oliver both announced their retirements this week.

C.) The 2017 recruiting class is bad.

If you guessed A and B, you are correct! If you guessed C, then you didn’t watch the game this past weekend close enough.

There is a reason nine true freshman earned their number last Thursday; these kids have talent.

First years Bryce Hall and Juwan Moye each tallied multiple tackles while Joe Reed had a good day receiving and converted multiple third downs.

It’s been far so good for last year’s class, but let’s get updated on what’s been going on with future classes.

Commitments

There were no commitments last week for the Cavalier’s 2018 class. No major UVa targets left the board either.

Offers

Last Friday, Bronco Mendenhall and his staff extended a scholarship offer to 2019 Tampa, Fla. defensive tackle Tyus Gibson. Gibson is a 6’4”, 310-pound defensive tackle from Tampa Catholic. The offer adds Gibson to a growing list of Florida offerees and further extends Virginia’s reach in Florida.

Wandale Robinson, an all-purpose back from Frankfort, KY made an unofficial visit to Charlottesville this past weekend. Robinson is a 5’8”, 3-star, 2019-graduate from Western Hills High School. Robinson currently also has offers from Kentucky, Cincinnati, Louisville, Purdue, and Syracuse.

Updates on Commits

Another week of the 2017 high school season has come and gone and UVa recruits continue to shine in their senior seasons.

Ugo Obasi

The Gwynn Oak, MD native had a great night, in a loss, against Tuscarora High School. Obasi recorded multiple receptions and won a jump ball for a touchdown. It was raining in Maryland on Friday.

Bobby Haskins

In an interview with 247 Sports this weekend Bobby Haskins talked about his transition from tight end to offensive tackle.

It’s always nice to see a commit continue to be excited about heading to Charlottesville. Even more exciting is the fact that Haskins’ transition seems to be going smoothly.

What to Watch For

This is the time of year that early 2019 and late 2018 recruits will commit.

A lot of 2019 will begin taking their official visits in the next few weeks and UVA targets are no exception.

2018 commitment decisions to watch out for are all-purpose back, Coleton Beck, outside linebacker, Kaleb Kelly and defensive tackle, Jordan Redmond.

Analysis

The coaching staff continues to prove their talent at finding committed, hardworking student-athletes. The Mendenhall regime seems to have a good idea of the archetypal player it wants in the system. From the statistical and video proof so far, the model is a good one.

If you’re having a bad hump-day so far, just remember these three things.

1.) The Cavaliers are undefeated.

2.) There are only three and a half days left until game day.

3.) Kurt Benkert for Heisman.