A little nugget here that I’m not positive what to make of and a recap of things from down the last thread for those that missed the follow ups.
Tanner Groves and his brother Jacob from Eastern Washington are doing a tour visits on their own this week. UVA was initially planned to be part of that. We’ve found out that’s changed. They’re still coming to see VT and then some stops in the midwest, but not to Charlottesville.
That’s pretty interesting because it implies UVA has backed away from Tanner. He had already gone through some of the preliminary admissions process, just to find out which programs he could transfer into. So there was some heavy interest from his side. Something seems to have changed here. Hopefully it relates to another recruit and not just a shift in strategy.
Talking to UVA folks, the one thing that comes through loudest is they’re after quality instant impact guys when it comes to any upperclassmen. It’s a patch job, not a roster rebuild, that’s the message.
Door is open for Charleston Southern guard Phlandrous Fleming He’s supposed to announce on Sunday. I don’t know where he’s going. He might not yet. Either way, we should know about Armaan Franklin first. Very doubtful they’d get both.
Out of the running
UVA is no longer in the mix for UNC transfer Walker Kessler. Looks like Gonzaga or staying at UNC. Noah Locke is down to three. Louisville and a pair of Big East schools. I don’t think UVA really tried.