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October 2014

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Cavaliers then went shopping for running backs and picked up three-star Philadelphia St. Joseph's standout Olamide Zaccheaus. Two days later, they added Princeton (N.J.) Hun School athlete Christopher Sharp. Zaccheaus, Friedman explained, is a player that really fits what Virginia likes to do in its running game, and he'll be a nice compliment to what UVa already has on Grounds like former-five star and second-year tailback Taquan Mizzell and Georgia native Jordan Ellis, a 2014 signee who is redshirt- ing during his first-year campaign at UVa. The 5-8, 185-pound Zaccheaus chose Virginia over offers from Cincinnati, Miami, Ohio, Old Dominion, Pitt and Temple. He is ranked as a three-star recruit and the No. 28 player in Penn- sylvania by "Olamide is a really tough guy between the tackles with decent hands," Friedman said. "I would think he'd be a great situational back who I would expect to come in and spell the starter early in his career. Depending on how he develops, I could definitely see him as a goal-line back early and then see him developing into an every-down guy down the road." Sharp, meanwhile, is a 6-2, 195-pound line- backer/running back who committed to the Cava- liers over offers from Boston College, Iowa, Kan- sas, Old Dominion and Rutgers. rates him as a two-star prospect. "He's a little taller than some of the running backs we see at this level, but there's no question that he can move," Friedman said. "UVa can really use him in a variety of situations, and he'll be able to come in and produce. "He comes from a really great program in New Jersey that has produced a long line of Division I and BCS-level prospects. There's no doubt he'll be prepared when he arrives in Charlottesville." On Aug. 4, UVa opened its fall training camp CLASS OF 2015 FOOTBALL COMMITMENTS As of Sept. 21 Name Position Ht. Wt. Hometown (High School) Ryan Bischoff OL 6-5 305 Plymouth Meeting, Pa. (Plymouth Whitemarsh) Richard Burney TE 6-4 230 Chesapeake, Va. (Hickory) Rasool Clemons DE 6-5 202 Aiken, S.C. (South Aiken) Tanner Cowley LB 6-4 210 Manasquan, N.J. (Manasquan) David Curry DB 6-1 190 Buford, Ga. (Buford) David Eldridge WR 6-0 165 Nokesville, Va. (Kettle Run) Kareem Gibson DB 5-10 160 Johnstown, Pa. (Johnstown) Eli Hanback OL 6-4 275 Ashland, Va. (Patrick Henry) Nick Johns QB 6-3 226 Washington, D.C. (Gonzaga) Kareem McDonald LB 6-3 220 Washington, D.C. (Woodrow Wilson) Gladimir Paul DE 6-3 210 Philadelphia (Northeast) Grant Polk OL 6-6 290 Punta Gorda, Fla. (Charlotte) RJ Proctor OL 6-4 315 Bealeton, Va. (Liberty) Myles Robinson ATH 5-11 188 Olney, Md. (Good Counsel) Christopher Sharp LB 6-2 195 Princeton, N.J. (Hun School) Jahvoni Simmons LB 6-0 230 Virginia Beach, Va. (Ocean Lakes) C.J. Stalker LB 6-2 223 West Chester, Ohio (Lakota West) Juan Thornhill DB 6-1 175 Altavista, Va. (Altavista) James Trucilla DT 6-1 267 Erie, Pa. (Cathedral Prep School) Olamide Zaccheaus RB 5-8 185 Philadelphia (St. Joseph's)

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