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UVa. adds class of 26

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The Virginia football program signed 24 players to a National Letters of Intent (NLI) for the 2011-12 academic school year head coach Mike London announced. Two additional recruits enrolled at UVa in January, topping the class off at 26. Highlighting the nationally ranked class are five ESPNU Top 150 prospects, 17 signees from the state of Virginia and the Gatorade Football Player of the Year from the state of Virginia, and Maryland.

The 17 signees from the state of Virginia are the most by UVa since at least 1990.

The following is a list of individuals who have signed letters-of-intent to attend the University of Virginia on football grant-in-aid.

  • Diamonte Bailey DE 6-3 225 Hermitage, Va. (Hermitage)
  • Thompson Brown DE 6-4 230 Richmond, Va. (St. Christopher’s)
  • Ross Burbank OL 6-4 290 Virginia Beach, Va. (Frank W. Cox)
  • Rob Burns DE 6-7 230 Ashburn, Va. (Stone Bridge)
  • Vincent Croce DE 6-4 250 Olney, Md. (Our Lady of Good Counsel)
  • Tim Cwalina OT 6-7 295 Pittsburgh, Pa. (Mount Lebanon)
  • David Dean DT 6-1 285 Virginia Beach, Va. (Green Run)
  • Adrian Gamble WR 6-1 180 Charlotte, N.C. (Independence)
  • Kevin Green ATH 6-2 205 Petersburg, Va. (Petersburg)
  • Anthony Harris DB 6-1 185 Chesterfield, Va. (Lloyd C. Bird)
  • D.J. Hill LB 6-0 210 Covington, Ga. (Newton)
  • Darius Jennings WR 5-11 175 Baltimore, Md. (Gilman School)
  • Kelby Johnson OT 6-7 285 Hyattsville, Md. (DeMatha Catholic)
  • Marco Jones DE 6-3 250 Baltimore, Md. (Boys Latin School)
  • Kyrrel Latimer DB 5-10 200 Hyattsville, Md. (DeMatha Catholic/Fork Union Military)
  • Darius Lee LB 6-1 205 Alexandria, Va. (St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School)
  • Kameron Mack DB 6-5 200 Portsmouth, Va. (I.C. Norcom)
  • Demetrious Nicholson DB 5-11 170 Virginia Beach, Va. (Bayside)
  • Brandon Phelps DB 6-0 175 Damascus, Md. (Damascus)
  • Clifton Richardson RB 6-0 195 Newport News, Va. (Menchville)
  • Daquan Romero * LB 6-1 212 Hampton, Va. (Phoebus)
  • Caleb Taylor LB 6-0 225 Hampton, Va. (Phoebus)
  • Dominique Terrell ATH 5-11 170 Manassas, Va. (Osbourn)
  • Mason Thomas DB 6-0 200 Virginia Beach, Va. (Kempsville)
  • David Watford * QB 6-1 180 Hampton, Va. (Hampton)
  • Jay Whitmire OT 6-6 290 Alexandria, Va. (T.C. Williams)

* – player is currently enrolled at UVa and did not sign an NLI

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