Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

February 5, 2014

National Signing Day: Virginia football signees and bios

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BLUEFIELD — Donovan Dowling

WR 6-1 205 Richmond, Va. Varina HS

Played wide receiver and cornerback at Varina High School for head coach Stu Brown … rated a three-star recruit according to ESPN.com and 247Sports … a two-star recruit according to Rivals.com and Scout.com … helped lead the Blue Devils to an 8-3 record and a second-round appearance in the VHSL Division VII playoffs … caught 49 balls for 600 yards and nine touchdowns … intercepted six passes as a cornerback … five of his touchdowns were of 82 yards or more … scored touchdowns five different ways: rushing, receiving, interception return, punt return and after a blocked punt … Capital District Offensive Player of the Year … earned all-district first team honors at wide receiver, defensive back and utility and punter ... all-district honors at wide receiver 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 art museums … played high school football with current UVa cornerbacks, Maurice Canady and Tim Harris, and defensive tackle Tyrell Chavis.

Jordan Ellis

RB 5-11 210 Suwanee, Ga. Peachtree Ridge HS Jeff Farrar

Played running back at Peachtree Ridge High School for head coach Mark Fleetwood … rated a three-star recruit according to ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports … helped lead Peachtree Ridge to an 8-4 record 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 Gwinnett County Offensive Player of the Year … named to the first-team AJC all-state team … 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 Joeann Ellis.

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