This notebook includes both football and basketball prospects that were on Grounds on Saturday.
New Offers Given on Junior Day
"It went great," said Camper. "I got a chance to talk to coach Wachenheim and coach London. We also watched practice. During practice coach London and coach Wachenheim offered me. I also got a chance to meet the players and the rest of the coaching staff. Then we went to the basketball game, which was great."
"I don't even know how to explain it, I was speechless. UVa is definitely my dream school," Word said. "I was so excited, I was so happy."
"It means a lot to me, growing up a UVA fan. I never thought I would have an opportunity to play at that level but it's all coming together."
"Coach London and I talked," Settle said. "He told me that there is a family there for me, and that there's always a spot for me."
"That visit really stood out," Settle said. "Just being there was a lot of fun"
"The practice was a lot of fun," said the 6-foot-6, 285-pound Burrell. "There was a positive vibe from the players to the coaches. I enjoyed watching the offensive and defensive lineman compete against each other. They practiced very hard and were very passionate."
Johns enjoyed his return to Charlottesville. "When we got there, I went in to coach [Mike] London's office with my dad, and he gave us a really good speech, a really convincing speech about why I should go down there," Johns said. "[London] He said not only will I have a good shot at the NFL, but I will have a world-class degree too that will take me anywhere, and it's very unique to have a school like that that is such a good football school and is really good academically too."
"It was fun and the basketball game was good," Hall said. "My favorite parts were watching the basketball game and watching practice."
"It definitely reassured me," he said about watching Coach Wachenheim during practice. "I really liked his coaching style, and getting to see him coach even more today reaffirmed me what I thought about him."
"I've been there a few times now, it's cool getting to come back and seeing all the coaches again, and knowing everybody by name. When you go on some visits, you remember some coaches more than others, but every time I go to UVa, I just remember everyone.
"My dad and I had an unbelievable time," said the three-star 2015 prospect. "The thing that I liked the most was the film sessions, when we got to be with the team and with our specific positions. I got to see offensive line coach (Scott) Wachenheim coach, and see what they are all about."
"It was a really good experience," Ealey said. "They've been showing me a lot of love, and [the Virginia men's basketball team] beat Syracuse, and that was a good time getting to rush the court and spend time with [Virginia offensive coordinator Steve] Fairchild. "Coach Fairchild seemed like a really good coach, and he seems like he wants the best for me. He's recruiting me really heavy. They are a great school academically, and they told me I have a great chance of playing right away."
"It was great," Allen said. "Everything was beautiful about it and the facilities are amazing, and also the coaching staff …they're all great. I went down with my aunt this time, and I really want to bring down my parents and show them it later in the spring."
"It was good," Bischoff wrote in a message to Scout.com. "UVa is very professional and well organized in practice. [Head] Coach [Mike] London can really give one heck of an impression. I really liked everything that went on.
"The campus is great. It's a great academic school, and I am really starting to build a good communication with the coaches."
"I got to meet a lot of the coaches in person and just talk. And to top it all off there was a great game at the end," he wrote. "I talked to coach Fairchild and coach London. They both seemed like very down to earth people..seemed very sincere."
Jennings plans to visit ODU and North Carolina as well.
"Being able to see how practice was run and how coach (Scott) Wachenheim coaches, and also being in the atmosphere of the basketball game. It was everything I expected."
"I didn't think that it would be that good," the running back explained. " I didn't really know much about the school, that's really why I went. I was very impressed and surprised at what they had to offer.
"I was thinking it was going to be this normal visit, where I was going to talk to the coaches and then get a bite to eat and then go to basketball game. It was just really different. And now I am really considering UVa. They were almost at the bottom of the list, but now they definitely moved up the charts.
"It was good! Had an amazing time and great experience," he said. "The interaction between the team and the coaches. They were having fun with each other but still getting the job done and practicing hard." Eldridge recaps UVa visit here.
"I got a chacne to actually feel how it is during practice," he wrote after his visit. He also stated that Coach Tenuta's style of coaching is like his own defensive coach so he likes it.
"He seemed like he cared a lot me as a player, as a student andas a person. I really like the school. I am just keeping my options open."
He also mentioned that he likes getting to know Coach (Jappy) Oliver, and says he likes that Oliver is a tough coach on the practice field.
"(The practice was) pretty intense for their first practice, but you should expect that from the season they had last year (setting goals)," he texted.
He also had a chance to talk with the coaches.
"Mike London and Chip West, they both were saying I can change the program along with the other teammates I know and I can as a true freshman."
"They are still high," said the Henrico 2016 guard on Saturday night after witnessing UVa clinch the regular season ACC title, after beating Syracuse 75-56.
"I didn't expect them to win like that. They went on a big run, and then I knew they were going to blow them out then," Buckingham stated. "That's crazy because that's Syracuse."
"The atmosphere at UVa was incredible," he texted. "It was a great experience. Honestly I don't think any other UVa game could top that one."
"I was really impressed at how many people came out to support UVa today. The atmosphere was a lot different than I ever thought I would see in Charlottesville, it was amazing."