UVa's London Still Brings In Top Recruits
From UVa athletics:
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia football program signed 15 student-athletes to a National Letters of Intent (NLI) for the 2014-15 academic school year head coach Mike London announced. Two additional recruits enrolled at UVa in January, topping the class off at 17. Highlighting the nationally ranked class are nine signees from the state of Virginia, including five from the Tidewater region. UVa also signed recruits from California, Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania , Washington, D.C., and West Virginia.
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2014Football Recruiting Class
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown High School (Last School)
Michael Biesemier DE 6-4 235 Lynchburg, Va. Virginia Episcopal School
Quin Blanding S 6-4 210 Virginia Beach, Va. Bayside
Andrew Brown** DT 6-4 290 Chesapeake, Va. Oscar Smith
Caanan Brown LB 6-3 235 Clearwater, Fla. Clearwater Central Catholic
Evan Butts TE 6-4 225 Newtown Square, Pa. Episcopal Academy
Darrious Carter DE 6-5 205 Indiana, Pa. Indiana Senior
Corwin Cutler QB 6-4 180 Virginia Beach, Va. Ocean Lakes (Fork Union MilitaryAcad.)
Donovan Dowling WR 6-1 205 Richmond, Va. Varina
Jordan Ellis RB 5-11 210 Suwanee, Ga. Peachtree Ridge
Jeff Farrar CB 6-1 195 Upland, Calif. Upland
Jake Fieler** OL 6-5 300 Parkersburg, W.Va. Parkersburg South (Fork UnionMilitary Acad.)
Jordan "JJ" Jackson DE 6-4 220 Purcellville, Va. Woodgrove
Cory Jones LB 6-5 220 Washington D.C. Archbishop Carroll
Jamil Kamara WR 6-2 210 Virginia Beach, Va. Bishop Sullivan Catholic
Darious Latimore CB 6-0 175 Lawrenceville, Ga. Central Gwinnett
Steven Moss OL 6-5 275 Fredericksburg, Va. Chancellor
Chris Peace LB 6-3 225 Newport News, Va. Denbigh HS
** - currently enrolled at UVa and did not sign an NLI
Biesemier -------------- Bees-Meyer
Farrar -------------------Fur-Are (sounds like Ferrari without the i)
Jamil Kamara ----------Ja-Meal Ka - Mare - a
6-4 235 DE
Virginia Episcopal School
Played offensive anddefensive line at Virginia Episcopal School for head coach Butch Jennings helped lead the Bishops to the 2012 and 2013 Division III VISAA state championship helped VirginiaEpiscopal School to a 10-1 record in 2013 earned first-team all-state honorson the offensive and defensive side of the ball a three-star recruitaccording to ESPN.com a two-star recruit according to Scout.com and247Sports.com also played basketball and lacrosse at Virginia EpiscopalSchool was a member of the basketball team's 2011 Division III VISAA statechampionship squad has played the piano since the third grade and likes tocompose songs in his spare time likes to fish name is pronounced Bees-Meyer.
6-4 210 S
Virginia Beach, Va.
Played safety and widereceiver at Bayside High School for former head coach Darnell Moore and currenthead coach Jon White named Tom Lemming's Co-Defensive Player of the Year withfellow UVa recruit Andrew Brown ESPN 300 recruit ... Rivals.com'sNo. 5 recruit 247Sports.com's No. 8 recruit ESPN.com's No. 10 recruit ...ESPN.com's No. 3 recruit in the Commonwealth of Virginia ... No. 1 safetyrecruit in the nation according to ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and247Sports.com ... rated a five-star recruit according to ESPN.com, Rivals.com,Scout.com and 247sports.com ... Under Armour first-team All-American ... MaxPreps.comsecond-team All-American second-team USA Today All-USA BeachDistrict co-Defensive Player of the Year Virginian-PilotAll-Tidewater first-team at safety rarely thrown at on defense and had 118tackles in 2013 played four positions on offensive (QB, RB, TE, WR) as asenior and piled up 1,116 all-purpose yards took part in Nike's The Openingin Beaverton, Ore. during the summer of 2013 and 2012 was one of three Classof 2014 recruits to take part in Nike's The Opening in 2012 appeared in the2014 Under Armour All-America game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.... also played in the Chesapeake Bowl made 111 tackles and fiveinterceptions as a junior son of Kevin Blanding and Cory Lee father Kevinplayed football at NCAA Division II Glenville State (W.V.) for current Arizonafootball head coach Rich Rodriguez has two older sisters, Jordan Lee and MykiLee sister Jordan Lee currently serves in the Navy aboard the USS OscarAustin, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer mother, Cory Lee, named him afterthe folk-rock song titled "The Mighty Quinn" has an affinity for colorful socks attended the same high school as current Cavaliers Henry Coley, AnthonyCooper, Taquan Mizzell and Demetrious Nicholson.
6-4 290 DT
Oscar Smith HS
Enrolled in January and will participate in spring practice ...defensive tackle at Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake for head coachRichard Morgan ... 2013 Gatorade National Player of the Year ... presented theGatorade National Player of the Year award by former UVa All-American Tiki Barberduring a surprise assembly ... named Tom Lemming's Co-Defensive Player of theYear along with fellow UVa recruit Quin Blanding ESPN 300 recruit ...ESPN.com's No. 5 recruit ... ESPN.com's No. 1 recruit in the Commonwealth ofVirginia ... No. 1 defensive tackle recruit in the nation ... rated a five-starrecruit according to ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247sports.com ...Under Armour first-team All-American ... took part in Nike's The Opening inBeaverton, Ore. during the summer of 2013 ... USA Today All-USAfirst-team ... all-state first-team ... Virginian-Pilot All-TidewaterPlayer of the Year ... MaxPreps.com first team All-American ... led Oscar Smithto the 2013 VHSL 6A state championship game with 93 tackles, 30 for a loss, 18sacks and forced nine fumbles ... appeared in the 2014 Under Armour All-Americagame at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida ... also played in theChesapeake Bowl ... a 2012 USA TodayAll-USA first-team selection after making 83 tackles and 11 sacks as a juniorat Oscar Smith ... spent freshman and sophomore seasons at Indian River HighSchool in Chesapeake ... son of Andrew Brown and Sonia Carter ... has an oldersister, Kayla ... devoted member of his church community and volunteeredlocally at youth football camps.
6-3 235 LB
Clearwater Central Catholic HS
Played linebacker andfullback at Clearwater Central Catholic High School for head coach John Davis rateda three-star recruit according to ESPN.com rated a two-star recruit accordingto Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247sports.com led Clearwater Central Catholic to an 11-3 record and an appearance in the 3AFHSAA state championship game made 120 tackles at linebacker scored a 65-yardreceiving touchdown as a fullback team's defensive MVP and first-teamall-state honoree collected 274 career tackles in a three-year varsity career collected 19.0 career sacks and 46 career quarterback hurries made 78tackles and 9.0 sacks to help the Marauders to an 11-2 record and an appearancein the state semifinals plans to major in international finance enjoys saltwater fly fishing caught a seven-foot bull shark off the Florida coast in theGulf of Mexico has done white-water kayaking attends the same high schoolas recently graduated UVa tight end Paul Freedman.
6-4 225 TE
Newtown Square, Pa.
Played tight end anddefensive end at Episcopal Academy for head coach Todd Fairlie also was theteam long snapper rated a three-star recruit according to ESPN.com,Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports helpedEpiscopal to an 8-3 record and a third-place finish in the Inter-AcademicLeague broke an Episcopal Academy season record with 813 receiving yards in2013 averaged 19.36 yards per catch in 2013 scored eight touchdowns in 2013 was first-team All-Delco and All-Inter-Ac at tight end also was anAll-Inter-Ac defensive end first team honoree with 15 tackles for loss andseven sacks, forcing five fumbles helped lead Episcopal Academy to its firstoutright Inter-Ac title since 1982 also played varsity basketball atEpiscopal Academy early in high school career played baseball and grew upplaying lacrosse older brother Jake played one season of football at DivisionIII Williams College.
6-5 205 DE
Indiana Senior HS
Played defensive end and wide receiver at Indiana Senior HighSchool for head coach Mark Zilinskas made 65 tackles, 11 sacks and broke up14 passes in 2013 for the Little Indians was a 1,000-yard receiver with fivetouchdowns on offense named to the Class AAA Pennsylvania Football Writers'All-State team also a forward on the basketball team.
6-4 180 QB
Virginia Beach, Va.
Ocean Lakes HS/Fork Union Military Academy
Played quarterback at Ocean Lakes High School for head coachChris Scott originally signed with Virginia in 2013 spent one year in prepschool at Fork Union Military Academy where he spent time recovering from aknee injury that cut short his senior season in 2012 played one game at ForkUnion where he threw a 60-yard touchdown pass threw for over 2,100 yards and30 touchdowns before the injury at Ocean Lakes in 2012 VHSL Group AAAAll-State first-state honoree named a VHSCA All-State first-team quarterbackas a senior Virginian-Pilot All-Tidewaterfirst-team honoree while guiding the Dolphins to an unbeaten regular season andBeach District Championship Beach District Offensive Player of the Year andfirst-team All-Eastern Region threw for over 1,700 yards and 18 touchdowns in2011 finished high school career with 4,635 career passing yards in regularseason games, which ranks No. 12 all-time on the South Hampton Roads careerpassing list ranked by ESPN.com as a four-star player and the No. 21quarterback in the class of 2013 a three-star player by 247Sports, Scout.comand Rivals.com ranked the No. 14 prospect in Virginia by the Roanoke Times nickname is Turtle.
6-1 205 WR
Played wide receiver and cornerback at Varina High School forhead coach Stu Brown rated a three-star recruit according to ESPN.com and247Sports a two-star recruit according to Rivals.com and Scout.com helpedlead the Blue Devils to an 8-3 record and a second-round appearance in the VHSLDivision VII playoffs caught 49 balls for 600 yards and nine touchdowns intercepted six passes as a cornerback five of his touchdowns were of 82yards or more scored touchdowns five different ways: rushing, receiving,interception return, punt return and after a blocked punt Capital DistrictOffensive Player of the Year earned all-district first team honors at widereceiver, defensive back and utility and punter ... all-district honors at widereceiver and defensive back were unanimous selections also plays basketball,soccer and track & field participates in the long jump, 4x100m relay,4x100m relay and 200 meters has an affinity for art regularly attends artmuseums played high school football with current UVa cornerbacks, MauriceCanady and Tim Harris, and defensive tackle Tyrell Chavis.
5-11 210 RB
Peachtree Ridge HS
Played running back at Peachtree Ridge High School for headcoach Mark Fleetwood rated a three-star recruit according to ESPN.com,Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports helped lead Peachtree Ridge to an 8-4record in 2013 and an appearance in the "Sweet 16" of the GHSA Playoffs finished senior season 1,677 rushing yards and a county-best 30 touchdowns also tallied over 200 receiving yards and one touchdown in the air named the Atlanta Journal-Constitution GwinnettCounty Offensive Player of the Year named to the first-team AJC all-stateteam the Touchdown Club of Gwinnett County 's running back of the year first-team Gwinnett County region 7-6A honor student son of Tony and JoeannEllis.
6-1 195 CB
Played wide receiver and cornerback at Upland High School forhead coach Tim Salter first scholarship recruit to come to Virginia from thestate of California since linebacker Darren Childs (Mission Bay, Calif.)enrolled in 2005 ESPN 300 recruit ... rated a four-star recruit according toESPN.com rated a three-star recruit according to Rivals.com, Scout.com and247sports.com named a first-team All-Baseline League defensive back afterleading the Highlander secondary with 35 tackles and five interceptions for 105return yards helped the offense as a receiver with 25 receptions for 201receiving yards first-team defensive back from the San Bernardino County Sun helped Upland win the 2013 Baseline Leagueand helped the Highlanders to an appearance in the CIFSS Inland Divisionsemifinals was a member of the West team in the 2014 Semper FidelisAll-American Bowl played at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. enjoysfishing for sharks off the coast of California grew up playing basketball andsoccer enjoys the beach and body boarding.
6-5 300 OL
Parkersburg South HS/Fork Union Military Academy
Enrolled in January and will participate in spring practice ...offensive and defensive lineman at Fork Union Military Academy's postgraduateteam under head coach John Shuman ... played in all eight games as Fork Unionwent 5-3 ... saw time at LT, LG, RG and RT during the 2013 season ... can playall five offensive line positions ... a 2013 graduate of Parkersburg South HighSchool in Parkersburg West Virginia under head coach Jon Bolen ... was anAll-TRAC honoree as a senior ... played in the 2013 OVAC All-Star football gameafter a stellar career at Parkersburg South ... as a junior helped Parkersburgto the WVSSAC "Final Eight" appearance ... played center as asophomore ... also played basketball and participated in track and field ...son of Karl and Jenny Fieler ... father Karl played football and rugby incollege at Ohio ... mother Jenny (Dula) played volleyball in college at Ohio... has one brother, Chase ... brother Chase is a senior on the Florida GulfCoast men's basketball team ... brother Chase started all 37 games duringFlorida Gulf Coast's ride to the Sweet 16 during the 2013 NCAA Tournament ...has one sister, Ryan ... sister Ryan played volleyball for two seasons atGlenville State.
Jordan "JJ" Jackson
6-4 220 DE
Played defensive end at Woodgrove High School for head coachMike Skinner only played two seasons of high school football after convertingfrom a power forward on the basketball team a three-star recruit by ESPN.com,Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports in 2013 helped the Wolverines to a 9-4record, a Dulles District championship and a third round appearance in the VHSL4A state championship was a first-team all-state honoree with 86 tackles and17 sacks as a senior posted 30 career sacks in his two years of high schoolfootball as a defensive end and a hybrid outside linebacker also namedall-region and second-team WashingtonPost All-Met has lived in four states (Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia).
6-5 220 LB
Archbishop Carroll HS
Played defensive end and tight end at Archbishop Carroll HighSchool for head coach Rick Houchens a three-star recruit by ESPN.com and247Sports a two-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com senior season was hisfirst year playing high school football and he finished his lone campaign with150 tackles, 103 of which were solo collected 26 sacks, including 12 afterhis first three games recorded four sacks in his first career high schoolgame also caught 17 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns on the season asa tight end helped the Lions to the DCSAA Class A title first-team All-WCAC honoree.
6-2 210 WR
Virginia Beach, Va.
Bishop Sullivan Catholic HS
Played wide receiver at Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School forhead coach Carl Turner ESPN 300 recruit ... Rivals.com's No. 17 wide receiverrecruit Rivals.com and 247Sports' No. 6 overall recruit in the Commonwealthof Virginia rated a four-star recruit according to ESPN.com, Rivals.com,Scout.com and 247Sports helped lead Bishop Sullivan Catholic to a 12-0 recordand a VISAA Division II state championship it was Sullivan Catholic's firststate championship in school history named first-team Virginian-Pilot All-Tidewater and private school all-state aftergrabbing 69 receptions for 1,399 yards and 23 touchdowns was the VISAATidewater stat leader in receiving yards with 1,399 and ranked No. 3 in points138 played in the U.S. Army All-American game and the Chesapeake Bowl spentfirst two years of high school at Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beachwhere he was honorable mention All-Beach District as a freshman and second-teamas a sophomore.
6-0 175 CB
Central Gwinnett HS
Played cornerback, linebacker and defensive end at CentralGwinnett High School for head coach Todd Wofford played defensive end asfreshman, linebacker as a sophomore and made the move to cornerback for juniorand senior seasons a three-star recruit by ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Scout.comand 247Sports made 39 tackles and intercepted two passes for the BlackKnights as a senior recorded 14 tackles as a junior and made 21 stops as asophomore son of LaDonna Latimore.
6-5 275 OL
Played offensive line and defensive line at Chancellor HighSchool for head coach Bob Oliver ESPN 300 recruit ... rated a four-starrecruit according to ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247sports.com ratedthe No. 8 offensive guard in the nation by Scout.com rated the No. 12offensive guard in the nation by 247Sports.com ranked the No. 7 recruit inthe Commonwealth of Virginia by VirginiaPreps played both offensive guard andoffensive tackle during his career with the Chargers made 38 tackles and 2.5sacks while playing defensive line as a senior recovered one fumble ondefense member of the 2014 U.S. Under-19 National Team, assembled by USAFootball to play Team Canada in the International Bowl on Feb. 7 at MaverickStadium at the University of Texas at Arlington two-time VHSL first-teamall-state honoree member of the USAToday's American Family Insurance All-USA Virginia team helped Chancellorto an 8-4 record and district championship in 2012 was a member of the Eastteam and started the 2014 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl played at theStubHub Center in Carson, Calif. enjoys bowling participates in a bowlingleague every Wednesday night in hometown of Fredericksburg.
6-3 225 LB
Newport News, Va.
Played linebacker, defensive end and tight end at Denbigh HighSchool for head coach Marcellus Harris moved to defensive line in 2013 aftertransferring to Denbigh from Warwick High School where he was a wide receiverand safety a three-star recruit according to ESPN.com helped Denbigh go 8-4and make its first ever playoff appearance in school history, advancing to thesecond round as a senior accumulated 20 sacks in first season on thedefensive line registered four sacks and returned a fumble 55 yards for atouchdown in his first game at Denbigh spent first two years of high schoolat Indian River High School.