Saturday was a pivotal moment for Virginia football.
UVA hosted its Junior Day event on Saturday, bringing in several targets and potential recruits from the high school classes of 2023, 2024, and 2025. As the Tony Elliott era of UVA football begins, these are the players who could play critical roles in shaping the future of this football program.
Following their experience on Saturday, which included tours of UVA's athletic facilities, conversations with Tony Elliott and their respective position coaches, photo opportunities in UVA football uniforms, and the chance to see a Virginia basketball game at John Paul Jones Arena, several of these potential future Wahoos took to social media to reflect on their trip to Charlottesville.
Mekhai White (Class of 2024)
6'3", 175 pounds - athlete/wide receiver - King George, Virginia
White holds offers from Virginia, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Maryland, West Virginia, Boston College, Pittsburgh, and Old Dominion.
Chanz Wiggins (Class of 2024)
6'3", 185 pounds - wide receiver - King George, Virginia
Wiggins holds offers from Virginia, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Penn State, Maryland, West Virginia, Pittsburgh, and Old Dominion.
Aidan Leigh (Class of 2023)
6'4", 275 pounds - offensive tackle - Pendleton, South Carolina
Leigh holds offers from Ohio State, Florida, Oklahoma, LSU, and Maryland, but also visited Virginia, Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, and Clemson during the 2021 season and made another visit to Virginia on Saturday.
Gideon Davidson (Class of 2025)
5'11", 185 pounds - running back - Lynchburg, Virginia
Davidson holds offers from Virginia, Penn State, South Carolina, and Liberty.
Cooper Young (Class of 2023)
6'5", 280 pounds - offensive lineman - Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Young holds offers from Virginia, Pittsburgh, Maryland, and West Virginia.
Cal Grubbs (Class of 2023)
6'4", 290 pounds - offensive lineman - Maryville, Tennessee
Grubbs holds offers from Virginia, Ole Miss, East Carolina, Eastern Kentucky, and Tennessee Tech.
Tavorian Copeland (Class of 2023)
6'4", 193 pounds - linebacker/safety - Appomattox County, Virginia
Virginia was the first school to make a DI offer to Copeland on December 10th.
Logan Howland (Class of 2023)
6'7", 250 pounds - tight end/defensive end - Westfield, New Jersey
Howland holds offers from Virginia and Maryland, but schools like Penn State, Oklahoma, Pittsburgh, Illinois, West Virginia, and Rutgers have also expressed interest.
LJ Booker (Class of 2024)
6'3", 175 pounds - wide receiver - Richmond, Virginia
Virginia was the first to offer Booker on October 16th.
Hopefully, UVA fans will get a chance to see many of these talented athletes suit up in the orange and blue at Scott Stadium in the future.