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National Signing Day: Darius Jennings Chooses Virginia Over Ohio State, Wake Forest

Virginia is expected to make a big splash on today's National Signing Day, and they are off to a good start, securing a commitment from Baltimore wide receiver Darius Jennings, according to Mike Farrell of Rivals. Jennings is ranked 191st nationally and 10th among wide receivers, according to Rivals.com.

The Cavaliers fought off a charge from Wake Forest and Ohio State to nab Jennings. The multi-talented athlete was offered the chance to play quarterback at Wake Forest, but turned it down to go to play for Mike London in Charlottesville. Virginia and Wake Forest recruited him as a wide receiver, and evidently that was okay with Jennings, even though he was a quarterback in college. 

Jennings emerged as a dual threat passer and runner, winning the Maryland 2010 Gatorade Player of the Year award while playing for the Gillman School in Baltimore. He is expected to be one of several big-name recruits that choose Virginia today. The Cavaliers are in the running for Curtis Grant, the Richmond linebacker that's among the top recruits in the country.

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