In a banner year for Virginia high school recruits, UVa head coach Mike London is taking full advantage.
The Cavaliers on Saturday reeled in a verbal commitment from top-ranked defensive tackle prospect Andrew Brown, ranked by Rivals as the No. 7 high school prospect in the nation.
He joins two other Virginians in the top ten: No. 4 prospect Quin Blanding -- a defensive back, and also a Cavalier commit -- and defensive end Da'Shawn Hand, the top overall prospect in the country.
Though Hand has already trimmed the Cavaliers from his list, landing commitments from Blanding and Brown represents a major coup for Virginia, as only Clemson (1) and Miami (2) have secured pledges from top-50 recruits.
No other conference foe has a commitment from a player ranked in the top ten.
Brown, a rising senior at Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake, Virginia, stands 6'3" and weighs in at 298 lbs.
He chose Virginia over Clemson and Virginia Tech.
Brown also seriously seriously considered Florida State and Alabama before making his decision.
Mike London's current recruiting class now includes nine members -- four from in-state, and three ranked in the top 100 by Rivals.
Fredericksburg's Steven Moss, the sixth-ranked offensive guard in the country, is the third top-100 (No. 100) member of the class.