The future is bright in Charlottesville as coach Tony Elliott is on a recruiting roll! Virginia has officially landed its 13th commit for the 2023 Cavaliers recruiting class. Of these 13 commits, seven are in-state players, a priority in recruiting for Coach Elliott. Top talent is always welcome but at Virginia, recruiting within the Commonwealth may set the Cavs apart after all.
Who’s Hoo: Recruiting From Within
Unlike every boss you’ve ever left, Tony Elliott sees the value in recruiting talent from within-that is, recruiting within the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Tony Elliott has made in-state recruitment a priority and so far, it’s paying off. As of Tuesday morning, Lake Taylor High School’s Anthony Britton has committed to the Cavaliers for 2023. Britton is the seventh in-state commit to the Cavaliers thus far.
A Norfolk, VA native, the 6’5″ 275 lb. Britton has played on both sides of the ball for Lake Taylor High School. He has committed to the Cavs along with several other notable names from within the state of Virginia.
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Hoos in the Commonwealth
Britton will be joining several new players from the Commonwealth in 2023. So far, the list includes OL Cole Surber; RB Donte Hawthorne; DL Miles Greene; LB Kamren Robinson; DL Rodney Lora; and multi-threat TyLyric Coleman.
A New Era
It’s no secret that Elliott and his staff took the time to visit top talent within the state soon after accepting Virginia’s offer. At the time Elliott said, “We’re going to work-we’re going to make the state a priority. We understand that the Commonwealth has a ton of talent.” Clearly, this coaching staff is putting its money where its mouth is.
The coaching staff has been actively working to recruit well and to make Virginia’s program an attractive program for top talent, and especially for top in-state talent. Elliott has a long road ahead but prioritizing talent within the Commonwealth will be a key factor in rebuilding the Cavaliers on both sides of the ball.
Under Tony Elliott, big things should be on the horizon for the Cavaliers. With less than a month to go until Elliott’s debut with the Cavs, the team is looking noticeably more polished than where we left them in 2021. This is great news for 2022 and beyond because while on-field success is the top priority, building relationships with top talent in the Commonwealth is not far behind. Any rebuild is a process but with Elliott at the helm, the Cavs are certain to be a team to watch-and to watch out for. Given the talent that’s already committed, it’s safe to say the Cavs are moving in the right direction!
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