Coaches can’t even directly contact these guys until June. It’ll be late summer before there’s a fair idea of what type of players they’ll be in the market for, and then September when the actual recruiting begins. The rankings can’t be taken too seriously either. But I don’t always point out activity with young players when it happens, so here’s the names on the list that I know of some Virginia involvement with.
UVA coaches have seen Jalen Duren (2) and teammate Justice Williams (22) a lot already. They know Dug McDaniel (29) of PVI well. Speedster could be a dream Kihei replacement, if they don’t take a PG in '21. Gradey Dick (30) has mentioned UVA interest. That would be fantastic for obvious reasons. Local product Justin Taylor (45) has Hoo connections all around. The one almost certainty for '22 is UVA will be recruiting a player fitting his mold. Noah Batchelor (55) visited in September. Chances are they’ll be after a player like him too, wing with small ball 4 size. Unranked In-state product Tyler Nickel is another fitting that description. Tyrell Ward (61) from DeMatha is on the radar. Rodney Rice (64) has maybe gotten the most UVA attention of any '22 point guard. Kyle Cuffe (68) Blair teammate of Jabri Abdur-Rahim has turned their heads.