Chalk up verbal commitment number 15 for UVa. The Cavaliers continued the early roll of early commitments today with a pledge from Holy Cross (St. Albans, NY) wide receiver Kevin Ogletree . Ogletree becomes the second prospect being recruited by Mark D’Onofrio to choose UVa in as many days.
Ogletree visited Charlottesville today and committed on his visit. He had narrowed his list of schools to UVa, Syracuse, and Penn State before making his decision. Before today, he made an unofficial visit to Syracuse and visited Penn State for the Nike Camp. All three schools made scholarship offers, as did Boston College and Wisconsin.
“Yes, he called me on his way home to tell me he verbally committed to Virginia,” Holy Cross Head Coach Tom Pugh said. “He told me he got a good feeling on his visit to Virginia. And academics are a real important goal in his decision. His Uncle went to Colgate so academics were a strong point.”
At 6-1, 175 pounds, Ogletree combines good size with excellent speed. He recently posted a 4.41 in the 40 yard dash during the Nike Combine at Penn State. Ogletree is a three sport athlete who plays basketball and baseball in addition to football.
“Kevin is a tremendous, old fashioned athlete,” Pugh said. “He’s an excellent basketball player in one of the most competitive league’s in the country. He’s a player. He has tremendous athleticism and has a vertical leap in the mid-30s. Football-wise, he has great closing speed on defense. On offense, he’s a wide receiver with good hands. He just goes and gets the ball. He makes plays.”
According to Pugh, UVa recruited Ogletree strictly as a wide receiver. Playing wide receiver in college was a big factor in the decision.
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