Friday, July 25, 2008

some attempt at a recruiting list

Having jumped into the game a bit late, I don't have my own very special recruiting database, and therefore, only sporadic updates on the highest-profile recruits have graced these pages. (Or just "page".) With 18 recruits in the fold already, there are only about five, maybe six open slots, so the chance to join the hunt follow the recruiting like greyhounds after a mechanical rabbit is mostly gone. That said, who cares? This is a blog, bloggery involves caring very, very deeply about the whims of a bunch of excitable teenagers, and so we will do a little of that here.
This, then, is a shortish list, not to be taken as all-inclusive, of said excitable teenagers who are contemplating spending the next four years at our beloved UVA. This is nothing fancy. Position, name, and competing schools (in no particular order, usually) are what you will see. Just a list of players to keep an eye on.

RB Tavon Austin
- Pitt, Md, WVU, Tenn, S.Car, UGA, others
RB De'Antwan Williams
- Bama, VT, BC, Md., Rutgers, WVU
RB Antone Exum
- lots, but definitely VT
WR Justin Brown
- PSU, VT, NCSt., S.Car, UNC
WR Sean Farr
- Md., WVU, Akron
WR Timothy Smith
- L'ville, S.Car, WVU, BC
WR Rex Burkhead
- plenty
TE Arthur Fontaine
- UGA, BC, Md.
TE Logan Thomas
- VT, Clemson, WVU, UNC, Wake, Tenn.
OT Nick Kindler
- BC, WVU, Ill., Rutgers
OT Morgan Moses
- pretty much everyone east of the Mississippi
OT Patrick Ward
- about 20 schools
OT Brennan Williams
- BC, Mich., Duke, Md., Wake
C Sam Simpson
- Bama, UK, Tenn., Vandy
DE Duan Perez-Means
- Md., VT, ECU, WVU, Cuse, UConn
DE Michael Buchanan
- Purdue, Ill., Cal, Vandy, KU
DE Lanford Collins
- VT, PSU, Tenn., WVU, Md., NCSt., UNC, BC, Ill.
DE Garry Gilliam
- UConn, PSU, Temple, Pitt, Akron
DE Will Hill
- UConn, Md., Mich., UNC, S.Car
DE Anthony LaLota
- BC, UF, Mich., ND, PSU, Rutgers
DE Bernardo Nunez
- lots
DE DeAntre Rhodes
- VT, Md., Clemson, Tenn.
ILB Austin Moss
- also lots
OLB Tariq Edwards
- Ill., Md., NCSt., S.Car, Vandy, VT, Wake
OLB Jelani Jenkins
- everyone and their aunt
CB Ross Cockrell
- Duke, Liberty
CB Travis Hawkins
- who isn't interested?
S Laroy Reynolds
- UConn, NCSt., Cuse, L'ville
S Theron Norman
- Cuse, VT, UConn, Md.
S Javanti Sparrow
- many
DB Joshua Evans
- 28 other schools. for real.

By no means should you think we have an equal shot at all of these guys. This list definitely represents varying degrees of interest; for example, Logan Thomas and Anthony LaLota have UVA in a definite top 7. Nick Kindler has us in the top 5 but not the top 3. He's listed because he mentioned us, but he's likely to go elsewhere.

Anyway, these are the players FOV will have it's eyes on for the rest of the recruiting season, which unlike actual football season is all year, all the time.

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