"This may sound nuts, but T.J. Millweard (Fort Worth, Texas/All Saints Episcopal) is very, very similar to former Missouri QB and first-round NFL draft pick Blaine Gabbert. He has size, is a deceptive athlete who can run and has the arm to make all the throws with a powerful over-the-top release. Frank Beamer got a steal with this Virginia Tech commit."
BDN: Are there any schools that you feel like you’ve developed a good relationship with at this point in the process?
Kirven: Yeah, the two Virginia schools have. Duke – their whole academic thing down there is really good. I went down there yesterday, and that was really good, it was a good visit and stuff. I haven’t really visited any other schools that actually have stood out yet but everybody is about equal right now, so I don’t really have any favorites right now.
"LB Stephone Anthony will make his decision on NSD - 1130 at the high school. Looks like it will be on ESPNU as well. VT, CLEM, UF and UNC"
While it's premature to say the tide has turned in the battle for in-state football recruits, early returns indicate that new University of Virginia coach Mike London is making good on his promise to refocus efforts closer to home.
The Cavaliers received two verbal commitments from area recruits in the past week, bringing their Class of 2011 haul to 13 prospects - six from the state, five from Hampton Roads.