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Rank Name Pos Location Stars Ht Wt School
#1Da'Shawn HandDE
Woodbridge, VAWoodbridge Senior

When Da'Shawn Hand committed to Alabama in November during a televised ceremony at his school, it was the first time the Crimson Tide had landed the nation's top rated recruit in the Rivals era. Hand was on a mission at the Under Armour All-America Game. Hand was mostly dominant on the practice field and turned in a very strong game. His strength surprised many of the offensive linemen and coaches throughout the week. Hand even took some snaps at defensive tackle for Team Nitro during the game. Hand's pass rushing techniques were extremely advanced and he played with such great leverage that many of the offensive linemen weren't able to move him off of his spot.

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5 stars6'4"260Alabama
#2Quin BlandingDB
Virginia Beach, VABayside

"Blanding is a do-it-all safety that will likely play from Day 1 when he gets to Virginia. At 6-foot-2, 206 pounds, he can come up to help stop the running game and can level receivers that try to make catches in front of him or in the open field. When defending the pass, Blanding is an ideal player to patrol the deep middle. He has the speed to run sideline-to-sideline, awareness to not let a receiver get behind him and the football IQ to set up quarterbacks for bad passes. Blanding, who is also a standout receiver, is great at defending against jump balls. When he has a chance to intercept a pass, he rarely drops the ball because he has very good hands." -- Adam Friedman, Mid-Atlantic analyst.

5 stars6'2"206Virginia
#3Andrew BrownDT
Chesapeake, VAOscar Smith

Another 5-star commit for the Virginia Cavaliers, Brown enrolled early, arriving in Charlottesville in January. Cavalier Coach Mike London said ""Andrew is a dynamic player on the defensive side, and he's the No. 1 defensive tackle in the country. I know that his ability, his accomplishments, his work ethic, I mean there's so many different things about him that he brings to the table that makes your football team a better team."

5 stars6'3"298Virginia
#4Derrick NnadiDT
Virginia Beach, VAOcean Lakes

Nnadi is the No. 4 ranked player in Virginia for the 2014 class and the No. 2 ranked defensive tackle. Virginia Tech and Florida State are the frontrunners but the Rivals100 defensive tackle from Virginia Beach (Va.) Ocean Lakes took an official visit to Virginia last weekend and Ohio State and Penn State are still in the game. Nnadi took all five of his official visits and he liked the visits to Blacksburg and Tallahassee the most. The official visit to Charlottesville was good as well, but Nnadi has changed his mind a lot throughout the recruiting process, so this should be very close coming down to Wednesday's decision.

4 stars6'1"299Florida St.
#5Jalyn HolmesDE
Norfolk, VALake Taylor's Rod Johnson on Holmes: "Few prospects in the state are as physically impressive as the Titans' big man who garners a lot of attention on the defensive side of the ball because of his length but could see his stock rise even more as some (including me) see him as an NFL tight end."

4 stars6'5"235Ohio St.
#6Caleb HendersonQB
Burke, VALake Braddock

Henderson, a UNC commit, produced over 4,100 yards of total offense (over 2,150 yards passing and just under 1,000 yards rushing) and 38 touchdowns for a Bruins squad that produced an undefeated regular season and finished the year 13-1, losing a 19-16 heartbreaker to Westfield in the state quarterfinals in the Virginia High School League (VHSL) Class 6-A ranks

4 stars6'4"223N. Carolina
#7Travon McMillianATH
Woodbridge, VAC. D. Hylton

McMillian is one of the state's top athletes. He played quarterback at Hylton but could make a position change when he arrives in Blacksburg. The Virginia Tech commit is hoping to get a shot at the QB position.

3 stars6'0"196Virginia Tech
#8Alec EberleOL
Mechanicsville, VAAtlee

he big man ended his recruiting on the first day of May by accepting the offer from Florida State committing to the 'Noles program in the early evening. "I knew it was where I wanted to go as soon as I left my visit," said Eberle. "It's the best place and I know we have the best chance to win a championship." The Seminoles have slotted him to play center.

4 stars6'4"270Florida St.
#9Jamil KamaraWR
Virginia Beach, VABishop Sullivan

As a senior this past season, Kamara led Bishop Sullivan to a VISSA state championship and racked up 69 receptions for 1,409 yards and 23 touchdowns. On his commitment to UVA, Kamara said ""I felt like I was at home at Virginia," said the 6-foot-1, 202-pound Kamara. "It's really family-oriented. With Turtle (Corwin Cutler) going there, I think we can do a lot of big things. They were telling me I was the missing piece and now all the pieces to puzzle are there. They have a good offense for me and it fits me well. The things they were showing me that they do, I can already do well."

4 stars6'1"202Virginia
#10Vincent MihotaDE
Fredericksburg, VAMassaponax

Mihota was Virginia Tech's first commitment from the Class of 2014. "Virginia Tech kind of really made me seem like I was a priority," he said. "They wanted me to come here and the offer was good, they really valued me here and so I accepted it," Mihota said. One of the first things that stands out about the powerhouse Massaponax product is his strength on the inside. He doesn't necessarily have the best wheels or moves to the outside, but tackles/tight ends simply cannot block this guy when he gets inside of them. Numerous plays on his junior tape are because of his quick first step at the snap. (something that should help him a ton at VT) Once Mihota gets inside of a blocker, he uses powerful strength to continue to use his positioning to break free. He is perfect for the Hokies' 4-3 scheme which sees backside defensive ends making tackles on cutback running plays.

3 stars6'4"240Virginia Tech
#10Greg StromanWRManassas, VAStonewall Jackson2 stars5'10"160Virginia Tech
#11Ricky WalkerDTHampton, VABethel4 stars6'2"275Virginia Tech
#14Raymon MinorATHRichmond, VABenedictine School4 stars6'3"220Virginia Tech
#15Steven MossOLFredericksburg, VAChancellor4 stars6'5"273Virginia
#16Marshawn WilliamsRBHampton, VAPhoebus4 stars5'10"212Virginia Tech
#17Marvin StewartDBArlington, VAYorktown3 stars6'0"184N. Carolina
#18Trace McSorleyATHAshburn, VABriar Woods3 stars6'0"182Penn St.
#19Demornay Pierson-ElWRAlexandria, VAWest Potomac3 stars5'9"174Nebraska
#20Greer MartiniLBWoodberry Forest, VAWoodberry Forest School3 stars6'3"230Notre Dame
#21Wilton SpeightQBRichmond, VAThe Collegiate School3 stars6'6"217Michigan
#22Jeremiah ClarkeDEAlexandria, VAT C Williams3 stars6'4"276N. Carolina
#23Coleman ThomasOLMax Meadows, VAFt Chiswell3 stars6'6"295Tennessee
#24J.J. JacksonDEPurcellville, VAWoodgrove3 stars6'4"220Virginia
#25Nick ScottRB3 stars5'11"180Penn St.

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