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2014 CavsCorner Recruiting Board

CavsCorner's 2014 Recruiting Board

KEY
Blue - Prospect has said he favors UVa or we believe he does.
Orange - Prospect has UVa among favorites.
Black - UVa is one among many schools under consideration.
Underlined - Prospect has received an offer from UVa.
** - Prospect is committed to UVa.
- Prospect has a rising interest level in UVa.
- Prospect has a declining interest level in UVa.
- Rivals star rating

Quarterback

None


Running Back

Jordan Ellis - Suwanee (Ga.) Peachtree Ridge -- Committed to UVa


Fullback

None


Wide Receiver

Jamil Kamara - Bishop Sullivan

Cameron Phillips - Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha

Jeffery Farrar - Upland (Calif.)

Jamal Custis - Philadelphia (Pa.) Neumann-Goretti


Tight End

Evan Butts - Newtown Square (Pa.) Episcopal Academy -- Committed to UVa

Devin Pike - Cincinnati (Ohio) Elder


Offensive Tackle

Will Richardson - Burlington (N.C.) Cummings - Committed to UVa

Alex Bookser - Mt. Lebanon (Pa.)

Bentley Spain - Charlotte (N.C.) Providence

Brock Ruble - Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha

Marcus Applefield - Weeki Wachee (Fla.)


Offensive Guard/Center

Steven Moss - Chancellor -- Committed to UVa


Defensive End

Andrew Brown - Oscar Smith

Tyree Owens - Oviedo (Fla.)


Defensive Tackle

Derrick Nnadi - Ocean Lakes


Linebacker

Caanan Brown - Clearwater (Fla.) Central Catholic -- Committed to UVa

J.J. Jackson - Woodgrove -- Committed to UVa

Melvin Keihn - Baltimore (Md.) Gilman

Jawhaun Bentley - Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha

Joshua Smiley - Pomfret School (Conn.)

Richard Yeargin III - Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University School


Cornerback

Mike Johnson - Clearwater (Fla.) Countryside

Adarius Pickett - El Cerrito (Calif.)

Christopher Murphy - Marietta (Ga.) Lassiter

Kendarius Webster - Stockbridge (Ga.)

Darious Latimore - Lawrenceville (Ga.) Central Gwinnett


Safety

Quin Blanding - Bayside -- Committed to UVa

Kiy Hester - Wayne (N.J.) DePaul Catholic

John Bonney - Houston (Tex.) Lamar

Daejuan Funderburk - Washington (D.C.) Friendship


Specialist

Gary Wunderlich - Memphis (Tenn.) University School -- Committed to UVa


Athlete

Greg Stroman - Stonewall Jackson



COMMITMENT LIST

1. Quin Blanding (February 27, 2013)

What a way to start a recruiting class. Blanding's pledge in February created national headlines for the Cavaliers and cause recruits everywhere to take notice. The 6-foot-2, 206-pound safety is the top-ranked prospect at his position and the No. 4 prospect nationally.

2. Steven Moss (March 24, 2013

We've been saying for two years that Moss is one of the top linemen the state has produced in recent memory so he was a huge pick-up for the Cavaliers. Rated as a Rivals100 prospect, Moss has helped as an aggressive recruiter since pledging to the Hoos.

3. Gary Wunderlich (April 9, 2013)

Rarely is a kicker a glamorous commitment but not too many have the honor of being ranked the top-ranked kicker in the nation. That's Wunderlich. The 6-foot, 180-pound specialist can do it all with his leg and could compete for early time.

4. J.J. Jackson (April 21, 2013)
With Jeremiah Clarke, Da'Shawn Hand and Jalyn Holmes going elsewhere, defensive end became a very big need for UVa. Enter Jackson, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound prospect that looks like a linebacker/defensive end, pass-rushing hybrid that the Virginia coaches have been impressed with since early this year. He doesn't have the longest offer sheet but the staff apparently feels good about their evaluation here. Where he's ultimately slotted depends on how he grows and develops but he'll likely start out at outside linebacker.

5. Will Richardson (May 25, 2013)

Few prospects in the nation have undergone such a positive body transformation as Richardson over the past year. Once there were fears that he might be carrying too much bad weight. He heard those concerns and now his physique and build is excellent. He held offers from Florida State, NC State and many others.

6. Caanan Brown (May 29, 2013)
The Clearwater (Fla.) Central Catholic defensive end/linebacker hails from a part of Florida the Cavaliers would love to tap into, so he brings that added bonus. Whether he plays end or linebacker, he's a physical, hard-hitting presence that's a throwback kind of player.

7. Jordan Ellis (June 7, 2013)

It's tough to recruit a position when you signed a five-star at that spot in the previous class as UVa did with Taquan Mizzell. But Ellis welcomes the challenge and the 5-foot-10, 210-pound back brings a lot to the table. Wisconsin, Kansas State and several others were catching on to Ellis just before he committed to the Wahoos.

8. Evan Butts (June 23, 2013)

Butts is listed as a defensive end but he's going to be a tight end for the Hoos, so he helps address an important position of emphasis in this class. He worked out for the Cavaliers in person this summer and showed that he can run good routes, has good hands, and even can be a long snapper in the future.

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