Department: Recruiting


Early Signing Day Recap

Posted on December 23, 2019 in The Team by Karl Hess.

Note that this piece was a combined effort from StLouHoo and Karl Hess. StLouHoo handled the roster projections and remaining needs. Karl handled the class composition and player profiles.

While most of the country gears up to celebrate Christmas this week, the college football universe celebrated their own holiday this past Wednesday. Popularly known as Early Signing Day, Wednesday was the beginning of 2019's Early Signing Period for college football programs. ...

In January of 2018, in an effort to decode why Virginia was in the midst of a seemingly-long recruiting dry spell, I wrote a three part series breaking down the ins and outs of Virginia recruiting on a more macro level. In the second part of that series, which you can read here: (link), I went in-depth on nearly every single factor that works for or against UVA in the recruiting sphere. I wanted primarily to articulate that when recruiting is going well or poor

Virginia got another dose of good news this week with the verbal pledge of 2020 SG/SF Jabri Abdur-Rahim. The New Jersey product is the highest rated recruit Bennett has secured in four years, since the vaunted 2016 class was finalized. So what does this commitment mean for the program?

The Player

Jabri comes with almost too-perfect a profile. 6'-6" with a near 6'-10" wingspan, he perfectly fits the mold of "big guard" that both high major clubs and the NBA covet ...