Eldridge Ready for UVa Visit

David Eldridge

David Eldridge is set to visit Virginia for Junior Day on Saturday. The Nokesville (Va.) Kettle Run wide receiver discusses his upcoming trip and the latest below.

David Eldridge is days away from making a trip to see Virginia.

"It should be fun and interesting," said the 2015 wide receiver. "Their first spring practice is that morning too, so I am excited to just see the environment of the next level and the competition; how the coaches interact with the players; and how the environment is and the campus is overall."

Eldridge will visit Charlottesville when the Wahoos host Junior Day on March 1st.

Eldridge began to receive attention after quite the season for Kettle Run. The 6-foot-1, 165 pounder has the jets to outrun competition, but he also has a knack of landing in the endzone. Eldridge, who plays receiver, defensive back, kick returner and punt returner for his high school, scored a team-high 15 touchdowns. As a wide out, he earned 654-yards and nine touchdowns on 31 catches.

Those numbers have now translated to offers from UVa and ODU-with Virginia Tech and Connecticut showing interest. And Virginia is a program Eldridge remains in consistent contact with.

"I've mainly talked to Coach (Marques) Hagans, the wide receivers' coach there. He talks to me every once in a while to catch up with me to see how I am doing in school," he explained. "We just talk about our days sometimes, so that means a lot that he talks to me. I am looking forward to meeting more of the coaches and players on the team next week. "

The Cavaliers ended the season 2-10 after the 2013 campaign, but that does not faze the 2015 prospect.

"They picked up some good recruits. Every team has a year that they don't do as well as the previous one. So that gives them motivation to work harder towards the new season, to get better. So I expect them to do a whole lot better than they did last year."

Although he lives in Virginia, his family has some connections to the Buckeye state.

"My dad is from Columbus, Ohio. I always went there as a child. I liked Ohio State, but I've also liked Florida. So that would be great if both of those schools offered. "

According to the junior wide receiver, don't expect any quick decisions. He plans to take his visits before pulling the plug on his recruitment.

"I will have to visit all of them of course. I have to look at academics and athletics and see where it goes for there.

"I want to major in business management so see the business management program and see how involved it is with the students. Also see how the campus is in general, see the atmosphere, classes, just take the tour.

"You are not going to play football forever, so you have to make sure you go to a school that has a good academic program and something that can support your career and goals, because if something happens you never know. But you will always have that degree with you."

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