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2017 Virginia Cavaliers Recruiting & National Signing Day Class Breakdown

2017 Virginia Cavaliers Recruiting & National Signing Day Class Breakdown


The 2017 Virginia Cavaliers Recruiting Class. The basic overview of the class, the best area of strength, what you need to know if you don’t care about recruiting, the star, and the depth chart hole going into the season.


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Classes and rankings to be updated and adjusted on National Signing Day, Wednesday, February 1

Virginia Cavaliers Recruiting Class Overview

Now that Bronco Mendenhall has had a full year to put together a class, what did he and his staff go after? Offense. The defense wasn’t totally ignored – S Germaine Crowell and LB Tommy Christ are good gets – but this yet is about getting the offense moving. It starts by improving the offensive line, with OT Ryan Nelson, guard Chris Glaser and C Tyler Fannin the keys to work around. QB Lindell Stone will get a few years to figure out what he’s doing, but the big improvement overall needs to come from the …

The Virginia Cavaliers Class Is Heavy On …

Running backs. This sort of fits a need considering the ground game didn’t go anywhere last year, and the key guys are gone. Mendenhall and his staff tried to remedy the problem with three different options. Jamari Peacock is a bruiser who could end up moving over to linebacker, while Lamont Atkins and P.K. Kier are two quick runners for the rotation.

The Star of the Virginia Cavaliers Class Is …

OG Chris Glaser, 6-4, 270, Solon, OH – Originally off to Miami University, Glaser turned into one of the biggest keys of the Virginia class. While he needs to add several pounds of good weight, he’ll eventually be an anchor of a left guard as a great run blocker who can get on the move. At least that’s the hope.

The Virginia Cavaliers Biggest 2017 Depth Chart Hole Is …

Running back. Throw the offensive line in there, too, with three starters gone up front for – again – a ground game that struggled and sputtered all throughout last season. It shouldn’t matter too much to lose the top backs from such a bad ground attack, but it’s still a problem losing good runners like Taquan Mizzell and Albert Reid, who combined for 1,420 yards – the team netted 1,363 – and 11 of the 13 touchdowns.