The Virginia Cavaliers narrowly missed finishing in the Top 25 with their 2012 class of football recruits, but their commits from 26 national prospects make for a deep and varying class of players with a big ceiling.
The Cavs picked up four different four-star prospects by National Signing Day on February 1, including two Virginia natives. 6'4" defensive end Eli Harold is from Virginia Beach and linebacker Kwontie Moore played for Norfolk Christian School. The two other four-star recruits are defensive end Michael Moore, from Hyattsville, MD and athlete Canaan Severin from Worcester, MA.
Three-star recruits for the Cavaliers consisted of linebackers Demeitre Brim and Mark Hall, athlete Maurice Canady, offensive linemen Tyrell Chavis, Sean Karl, Andre Miles-Redmond and Michael Mooney, wide receivers Anthony Cooper, Adrian Gamble and Mario Nixon, quarterbacks Matt Johns and Greyson Lambert, defensive backs C.J. Moore and Kelvin Rainey, running back Kye Morgan and defensive end Courtnye Wynn.
VA's two-star recruits in the new class are wide receiver Jamall Brown, tight end Kyle Dockins, offensive lineman Ryan Doull, athletes Max Valles and Wilfred Wahee and running back Divante Walker.