June 30, 2013

The Big Fish

Yesterday, Mike London reeled 'im in.

Andrew Brown is a consensus 5-star recruit.  He's rated 5-stars by literally every recruiting service out there.  He's the top DT prospect in the country, and he's a top-five overall prospect in the 2014 class.  We beat out serious bids by Florida State, Clemson, Virginia Tech, and Nick Saban's Alabama to land Brown.  He's a defensive tackle with defensive end athleticism, and projects to the inside in the base defense and to end in flex packages or in nickel/dime looks.  He's potentially a program-changing recruit, and certainly a cornerstone for the future Orange Crush defense.  This is the highest-rated recruit we've landed since Ahmad Brooks in 2002.

It's a really big deal, especially when you consider the fact that we're adding him to the mix with all-world 5-star safety Quin Blanding.

Our recruiting (especially in the 757) is now in full-on snowball mode.  If Mike London can keep that snowball rolling and Tom O'Brien and friends can deliver the on-field coaching chops, we might actually, finally, mercifully be on the way up toward relevancy as a football program.

As a fan of Virginia Football, you have to celebrate the victories, and this is a major victory.


Welcome to the Wahoo Family,
Andrew Waverly Brown the Third!  AWB3!

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