Western Branch (Chesapeake, VA) standout defensive back/wide receiver Javanti Sparrow will make his first official visit this weekend, when he is scheduled to travel to the University of Virginia. The 6-1, 190-pound speedster is high on the Cavaliers – North Carolina, Virginia and Virginia Tech are his top three schools – and did not rule out the possibility of making a commitment should the visit go very well.
“UVa is probably the best one about now,” said Sparrow, who claims offers from all three ACC programs. “They offered me first and I like the overall way they are talking about how they want to use me. They would put me in situations to help the team. They are talking to me about playing offense, but they said it would be my choice.”
Sparrow, who recently took an unofficial visit to North Carolina, currently plans to make an official visit to Virginia Tech on November 6th. That trip does not appear to be a lock, though.
“Depending on how things go, I might not even go to Virginia Tech,” Sparrow said. “If I see something I really, really like [this weekend], I might decide that Virginia is the school for me.”
While Sparrow has visited Virginia Tech before, an official visit to Blacksburg would be particularly important for the Hokies chances in this race.
“Tech is good, but I need to get up there to see the campus,” Sparrow said. “I’ve already got a feel for UVa and UNC. I can’t really say a lot about Tech. I’ve been there before, but I haven’t been around the campus.”
UVa appears to be recruiting Sparrow as an athlete, while North Carolina and Virginia Tech are projecting him more specifically as a defensive back. The Bruins star senior offered his thoughts on where he feels he may be best suited for the college level.
“I feel like I’m better as a safety on defense, but I can play corner,” said Sparrow, who has seen action at safety, cornerback, wide receiver, running back and as a punt and kick returner this year for head coach Scott Johnson. “I think I can do more things at safety. It doesn’t even matter which position I play on the next level. As long as I do what I have to do, I’ll be all right.”
Sparrow is performing well on the gridiron this season and has helped the Bruins to a 5-1 record...
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