Virginia football recruiting 2013: light on numbers, heavy on highlights

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The Cavaliers have some genuine pieces, but are looking to fill out the rest of their class right now.

Virginia's recruiting class is seventh in the ACC and 34th in the country according to the 247Sports composite, but those numbers don't really reflect how well the Cavaliers have done so far.

The Cavaliers have an average recruit score of 89.17, which is tops in the ACC and among the highest in the country, meaning that their low rankings at this point are due to the size of the class they currently have, not its quality -- with just 10 recruits, Virginia is actually tied for last in the ACC in that area. Every team ahead of them in the ACC recruiting rankings currently has a class of 18 or more, and Miami leads the way with 25.

Once Virginia is able to add more players, they will shoot up the boards accordingly.

The only new commitment for the Cavaliers since the beginning of August has been Upland (Calif.) Upland High athlete Jeffery Farrar, a three-star recruit on the 247Sports composite, and a top 40 athlete in the country.

Even without much recent activity, Virginia does have commitments from potential program-changers,  especially Andrew Brown and Quin Blanding. Brown and Blanding are both five-star recruits and Virginia natives who opted to stay in state despite offers from bigger programs. Virginia head coach Mike London won a major victory by securing their commitments, and as a result, he has the top-rated defensive tackle and safety in 2014 coming to Charlottesville.

They'll have some help from other in-state recruits as well. Joining Brown and Blanding are two other four-star Virginians, Steven Moss and Corwin Cutler. Moss, a guard out of Fredricksburg (Va.) Chancellor, is a top-15 recruit at his position, and Cutler is a highly rated pro-style quarterback in his own right.

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