‘Hoos Left: 2015 Running Backs

‘Hoos Left: 2015 Running Backs

Centreville four-star running back AJ Turner announced last week he was off to South Carolina. So who is left on Virginia’s board? HooNation takes a look at which running backs are left on the board and where UVa stands.

Virginia currently still has not picked up a back in the 2015 class. With Clifton (Va.) four-star running back A.J. Turner picking South Carolina over Virginia at The Opening, who is left on UVa’s board in the 2015 class? We take a look at some prospects in out “’Hoos Left” feature.

The scale is 1-star to 5-stars with 5-stars being the most likely to commit to Virginia.


Princeton (N.J.) The Hun School athlete Christopher Sharp

Virginia Status:

UVa is looking at the three-star as a running back, despite many other schools are considering him as a linebacker. Sharp is very high on the Wahoos, but does not want to announce any favorites before he makes trips to Kansas and Wake Forest.

This is what he had to say after his visit to UVa earlier in the summer: "It (UVa) is definitely high. I still haven't been to Kansas, so I am waiting until that before I rank all of them. But UVa is really,really high. It could be number one. We will see."


Greensboro (N.C.) Southern Guilford running back Reggie Gallaspy

Virginia Status:

Virginia was originally in his top five earlier in the year, but with new offers coming in, Gallaspy is not planning any visits to Charlottesville anytime soon. He has visited West Virginia, and Michigan State, and plans to visit Vanderbilt, Illinois and Louisville. He also says California will get an official visit.


Buford (Ga.) running back Joshua Thomas

Virginia Status:

Although newest UVa pledge David Curry has said he will recruit Joshua Thomas for UVa, Thomas has told reporters he is down to Georgia Tech and Missouri as his final two. However, Thomas has said he will not decide on a school until he has seen how the schools perform during the season.


Philadelphia (Pa.) St. Joseph’s Prep Olimade Zaccheus

Virginia Status:

Zaccheus has been quiet when it comes to his recruitment. But he will be on Grounds this week.

"I know they have a great campus, great academics,” he said after receiving the offer. “Their running back depth, they have two seniors and a freshman so I have a chance of playing early. That's definitely a possibility."

If Zaccheus heads to campus this could certainly help the Wahoos over other offers like Cincinnati, Miami, Old Dominion, Pittsburgh and Temple.


Black Mountain (N.C.) Owen running back Jager Gardner

Virginia Status:

Virginia was the first to offer Gardner. Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville and Ohio State continue to show interest in the running back from North Carolina, but the Wahoos and Akron remain his only offers at this time. Gardner is hoping to visit Virginia very soon. This could potentially happen very quickly if he does visit Charlottesville within the next month.

Aurora (ON) St. Andrew's College junior Jonathan Femi-Cole

UVa has not offered Femi-Cole yet, so I am not going to rate him, however, if they were to offer, UVa would stand a very good chance in landing the Canadian, who has offers from Buffalo and Minnesota. Femi-Cole participated in a Virginia camp last month and impressed many of the coaches.

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