Cavalier Corner

April 2015

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BY BRAD FRANKLIN V IRGINIA ADDED 23 members to its football family in the class of 2015, with two enrolling early and the re- maining 21 inking their letters of in- tent on National Signing Day Feb. 4. It wasn't the sort of star-studded group that Cavaliers fans have become accustomed to over the years, but head coach Mike London said he believes the recruiting class addressed some very specific needs. "This group is very versatile," London said. "Many of these guys are star athletes in other sports, particularly basketball. We like the fact that it's a group full of talented athletes who can bring a lot to our football program." The class was ranked as the ninth-best haul in the ACC and No. 44 nationally by, and was headlined by a pair of four-star linebackers in C.J. Stalker and Jahvoni Simmons. Stalker, a 6-2, 225-pound prospect from West Chester (Ohio) Lakota West, racked up 241 tack- les, 27 stops for loss and 9.5 sacks during his prep career. His 139 tackles this past year is the school record for most in a season. Selected by the As- sociated Press as a first-team all-state performer,'s No. 13 inside linebacker nationally TALENT INFUSION Wahoos Address Needs With 2015 Recruiting Class C.J. Stalker, a four-star recruit and the No. 13 inside linebacker nationally according to Rivals. com, enrolled early and has made a strong im- pression on the UVa coaching staff this spring. PHOTO BY JIM DAVES/COURTESY UVA

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