Cavaliers lock up highly ranked class for 2021

Virginia signs 24 after a 5-5 season

Virginia head coach Bronco Mendenhall, left, disputes a call during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Virginia Tech in Charlottesville, Va., Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. Virginia defeated Virginia Tech 39-30. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Virginia head coach Bronco Mendenhall, left, disputes a call during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Virginia Tech in Charlottesville, Va., Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. Virginia defeated Virginia Tech 39-30. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) (Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

The Virginia football program signed 24 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent (NLI) for the 2021-22 academic school year, head coach Bronco Mendenhall announced. The 24 student-athletes were part of the early signing period for football adopted by the NCAA in 2017.

Student-athletes from eight states and Canada highlight the class signed by the Cavaliers. UVA’s recruits come from Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Nova Scotia.

The following is a list of individuals who have signed National Letters of Intent to attend the University of Virginia on football grant-in-aid.

The next period for signing football student-athletes begins on Feb. 3, 2021.

Attached is the full recruiting class and player bios:

2021 Football Recruiting Class

Name                                               Pos.              Ht.          Wt.         Hometown                       High School/Previous School

Javin Burke**                                 DB                 6-0          195         Cleveland, Tenn.              Bradley Central HS