Oct 5, 2013; Charlottesville, VA, USA; A Virginia Cavaliers helmet rests on the sidelines with footballs during the Cavaliers game against the Ball State Cardinals at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia football recruiting: 3-star QB Nick Johns commits to Cavaliers


 

Last year, the Virginia Cavaliers surprised many when they were able to keep a couple of 5-star prospects in state, getting both defensive tackle Andrew Brown and safety Quin Blanding to sign with the Cavaliers.

On Tuesday, they took a big step towards having a second straight improved recruiting class when 3-star quarterback Nick Johns gave his pledge to the Cavaliers.

Johns became the third commitment for the Cavaliers in the class of 2015, joining 3-star athlete Juan Thornhill out of Altavista, Georgia and offensive tackle Ryan Bischoff out of Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania.

The 6’3, 215-pound Johns is from Washington, D.C. and attends Gonzaga High School. Johns is ranked as the country’s 21st-best pro style quarterback, the seventh-best overall prospect in D.C. and the 529th-best overall prospect in the class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.

Johns also had offers from the Maryland Terrapins and North Carolina State Wolfpack, among others.

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