Hoos Place recruiting guru StLouHoo joins Seattle Hoo and Val in the virtual studio to talk football recruiting. StLou gives the rundown on transfers for 2020, including the latest get, then breaks down the early 2021 commits and what it all means. Football is not the only program with great recruiting news right now, as Val tells us about Steve Swanson's great 2020 class for women's soccer.


Virginia football kept up its recruiting momentum Tuesday by landing another immediately eligible rising senior in wideout Ra'Shaun Henry from St. Francis (Pa.).

Seattle Hoo and Val return after a real-life-dictated hiatus to finally review the 2019-20 season and discuss some team awards. They also ponder the imponderable: What's your favorite season of the Bennett Era? But first, they welcome the newest hoops Hoo, Trey Murphy, with some analysis of his game and a review of his history with UVA. We would have had StLouHoo to run down the football recruiting, but Seattle experienced brain dysfunction and told him the wrong time. Hopefully we can coax StLou on next episode.

UVa closed out the week and began May with yet another big commitment on the gridiron, picking up graduate transfer quarterback Keytaon Thompson from Mississippi State.

Thompson, a big kid at 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds, will have two years of eligibility remaining and can begin playing this coming season, provided there is one, meaning he will likely compete for the starting job with Brennan Armstrong, who will be a redshirt sophomore entering his third year in the...

The Virginia football program has been hot on the recruiting trail lately, and that trend continued Monday when it landed Class of 2021 three-star quarterback Jacob Rodriguez.

Rodriguez, rated four stars by ESPN.com but three by other services, is a 6-foot-2, 210-pound dual-threat signal-caller from Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Texas. He fits the mold of what the offensive coaches and Bronco Mendenhall desire in a QB -- a physical specimen who can run and...

The Cavaliers picked up another big commitment on the gridiron Tuesday, four days after tailback Ronnie Walker announced he was transferring from Indiana to Virginia.

This time, the good news came from Class of 2021 four-star linebacker Josh McCarron, a 6-foot-4 215-pounder from Archbishop Murphy High School in Everett, Wash. Though he is from the Pacific Northwest, UVa was not the only school in the Old Dominion to offer McCarron -- Virginia Tech also did. Addi...

On Friday, Virginia picked up a three-star running back via transfer, someone Bronco Mendenhall eyed two years ago.

Ronnie Walker, a 5-foot-11 211-pounder from Hopewell High School near Richmond, announced he was coming back to his home state after playing at Indiana for two seasons. He will apply for a waiver to be immediately eligible. Whenever he starts playing, Walker will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Virginia got good news today in the announcement that high-rated transfer target Trey Murphy III, a sit-1-play-2 player from Rice, chose the Hoos to continue his career. Rated as the #12 sit-out transfer by ESPN (more on that whole "sit out" thing in a bit), Murphy picked UVA over a top 4 that also included Villanova, Pitt, and Houston.

Women's Soccer Head Coach Steve Swanson joins us on the show to share his thoughts on this past season, what he and the staff are doing to keep the players busy during Coronapocalypse, and his true thoughts about Val. Enjoy this special HOOcast while sheltering-in-place.


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An Eclectic Mailbag

Posted on April 7, 2020 in The Team by Val Prochaska.

Looking to talk about something other than Corona Spring, Hoos Place is happy to answer some of your questions on a number of fronts as regards Virginia's sports programs. As always, I am joined by Seattle Hoo, St Lou Hoo, Karl Hess, Robert Elder, Maize and Blue Wahoo and Hooamp as we dive into football, baseball, men's basketball and women's soccer.