Breaking down Virginia's 2022 recruiting class so far
Bronco Mendenhall isn’t having any trouble recruiting highly-touted offensive talent to Virginia.
If you watch the Cavaliers on Saturdays, it’s easy to see why. Virginia’s offense has developed into one of the nation’s best high-powered passing attacks, with quarterback Brennan Armstrong leading the way.
Armstrong leads all Power 5 passers with 410 yards per game this season, and receiver Dontayvion Wicks is third in the ACC with 92.3 receiving yards per game. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that Virginia’s top four commitments in this class all come on the offensive side of the ball.
Here’s a breakdown of where Virginia’s class stands in mid-October:
Class ranking: No. 7 ACC, No. 41 nationally
Total commits: 15
Blue-chip commits (4-and-5-star recruits): 1
Highest-rated offensive player: 4-star WR Dakota Twitty | No. 283 overall | No. 42 WR | Mooresboro, North Carolina
Highest-rated defensive player: 3-star DL Anthony Holmes | No. 778 overall | No. 109 DL | Houston, Texas
Final thoughts: Virginia’s 2022 class sits in the top half of the ACC, but there’s plenty of room for improvement here. The Cavaliers don’t have any defensive commitments in the top 700 players of 247Sports Composite rankings. If Mendenhall and his staff can shore up that side of the ball in the final months of this cycle, this has the potential to be an excellent class for Virginia.