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!