Just when you thought things would slow down for the Virginia Cavaliers, they land yet another commitment -- and a very, very good one at that.
"I committed to Virginia this morning," said Roanoke (Va.) William Fleming linebacker Darryl Gresham Jr.. "I really believe in the program and I wanted to go to a school where I will graduate and also a school where I can grow as a person and as an athlete."
Gresham was recruited by UVA assistant coach Danny Rocco, something that also made a big impact.
"Coach Rocco was great, he took the time to get to know me and made me feel comfortable," said the 6-foot-3, 227-pounder who will play inside linebacker. "He also answered any questions I had, and I got to know the entire staff. I mean, I must have met everyone when I visited there. It's like a huge family."
Gresham chose Virginia over offers from Virginia Tech, Clemson, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee and many others.
"I would say Clemson was the next closest because they also took the time to talk with me," he said. "Virginia Tech was right behind them, but when I compared the two schools -- there's a lot going on at Tech right now that confuses things a bit. I've met Marcus Vick and his older brother is one of my idols in football because I'm a huge Atlanta Falcons fan, but I didn't want to get into that over there. UVA was always my top choice and they seem to be going in the right direction."
Gresham was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga. and has lived in Virginia for only two years. He had 176 tackles and six sacks as a junior. His dad, Darryl Sr., played basketbal for the Florida Gators in the mid-80s.
"Florida offered me, but they never spoke to me or my coaches," he said. "I can't imagine offering someone you've never met or talked to, but maybe they were waiting until the season started. I just liked the way Virginia recruited me and the class they're putting together is amazing. It could be the top recruiting class in the country."