Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

February 6, 2013

Cavaliers sign 21, including 2 late surprises

By HANK KURZ Jr.
Associated Press

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Mike London worried that an offseason of upheaval could cause Virginia to lose recruits.

He needn’t have worried.

Despite changes that brought in five new coaches since the season ended, the Cavaliers signed 21 players Wednesday, including two late surprises on the offensive line. They also held onto their 5-star running back, Taquan Mizzell of Virginia Beach.

The Cavaliers’ class grew early Wednesday when Eric Tetlow of Richmond, who had once committed to Wake Forest, instead signed with Virginia. And it grew again in the morning when George Adeosun, a late-blooming offensive lineman from Alpharetta, Ga., picked Virginia over several other BCS suitors.

The class includes 10 players from Virginia.

Virginia’s 2013 football signees announced Wednesday:

George Adeosun, OL, 6-6, 295, Alpharetta (Ga.) HS

Zach Bradshaw, ATH, 6-3, 210, Damascus (Md.) HS

Tyrell Chavis, DT, 6-3, 290, Fork Union Military Academy, Richmond, Va.

Malcolm Cook, DB, 6-1, 195, Fork Union Military Academy, Richmond, Va.

Corwin Cutler, QB, 6-4, 180, Ocean Lakes HS, Virginia Beach, Va.

Jack English, DL, 6-5, 260, St. Christopher’s School, Richmond, Va.

Kirk Garner, DB, 5-11, 180, Good Counsel, Baltimore, Md.

Tim Harris, DB, 6-2, 190, Varina HS, Richmond, Va.

Keeon Johnson, WR, 6-3, 200, A.L. Brown HS, Kannapolis, N.C.

Zack Jones, WR, 5-11, 180, Oscar Smith HS, Chesapeake, Va.

Micah Kiser, LB, 6-2, 215, Gilman School, Baltimore, Md.

Andre Levrone, WR, 6-2, 195, Good Counsel, Laurel, Md.

Brendan Marshall, QB, 6-5, 210, Good Counsel, Gaithersburg, Md.

Jack McDonald, OL, 6-5, 275, Boston College HS, Quincy, Mass.

Taquan Mizzell, RB, 5-10, 185, Bayside HS, Virginia Beach, Va.

Sadiq Olanrewaju, OL, 6-6, 280, Salisbury School (Conn.), Gaithersburg, Md.

Eric Smith, OL, 6-5, 280, Columbia HS, Decatur, Ga.

x-LaChaston Smith, LB, 6-0, 215, South Iredell HS, Statesville, N.C.

Eric Tetlow, OL, 6-6, 300, Mills E. Godwin HS, Richmond, Va.

Max Valles, ATH, 6-5, 210, Fork Union Military Academy, Sicklerville, N.J.

Donta Wilkins, DT, 6-2, 305, Potomac HS, Woodbridge, Va.

Connor Wingo-Reeves, LB, 6-3, 220, Monacan HS, Midlothian, Va.

x-already enrolled