PA lineman picks up UVa offer

PA lineman picks up UVa offer

After a few chats with the Virginia staff and a trip to Junior Day Saturday, the Keystone State prospect knows where he stands with the Cavs.

Ryan Bischoff liked what he saw at Virginia Saturday. He liked what he heard the day before he visited, and that day, even more.

The Plymouth Meeting (Pa.) Plymouth-Whitemarsh class of 2015 offensive tackle thought he had a Cavaliers offer following a chat with Virginia offensive line coach Scott Wachenheim a few weeks back. Still, he wasn't certain.

By Saturday night, he was sure of it, thanks to conversations with Hoos' offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild and head coach Mike London.

"It was the happiest day of my life," Bischoff said of learning he had a Virginia offer. "All the hard work was starting to pay off.

"The offer was the greatest thing that ever happened to me."

The 6-foot-5, 290 pound tackle is another prospect Fairchild has kept a close eye on in the Keystone State, and Bischoff got a chance to put a close eye on the Cavs' during his unofficial visit.

It wasn't just the facilities, or the conversations, that stood out. It was also the men's basketball game, where Virginia upset Syracuse, the academics, the facilities, and a glimpse of spring practice, too.

"Virginia is very professional and well organized in practice," Bishoff said. "Coach London can really give one heck of an impression.

"I really liked everything that went on," he continued. "The campus is great. It's a great academic school. I really am starting to build a good communication between the coaches."

Bischoff said the way the coaching staff connects with its players, and prospects it's recruiting, makes them stand out.

"They are all great coaches who provide the extra care with their players and a relationship with them," he said. "That's what gives them the edge; how they treat them as if they are role models.

"They all put a lot of heart into their work, especially Coach Fairchild, Coach Wach, and Coach London."

A visit to Temple March 15 is the next stop on deck for the junior, and a trip to Pittsburgh is likely, as well.

Bischoff added he's looking forward to his next trip to Virginia, adding that Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Temple, Connecticut, Maryland, and Princeton are beginning to show interest, as well.

Catch up on the latest from Virginia's Junior Day at HooNation.

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