After waiting it out for a few weeks, Conway, S.C. offensive tackle Landon Bradley made his pledge to the Cavaliers. The 6-foot-7, 260-pounder committed to Virginia this morning over offers from Middle Tennessee State and interest from Florida State, LSU and South Carolina.
"I called coach Belin and then talked to coach Groh this morning," he stated. "Coach Belin was ecstatic. He told me that he was waiting on it after they offered and then he passed the phone onto Al Groh. He was really excited and told me that he looks forward to coaching me. They were all glad to see that I'm coming there and chose Virginia."
Bradley picked up an offer from Virginia in mid-October. What made him want to head to Charlottesville?
"It was a lot of things," he said. "I went there for camp in the summer and I love the campus. The coaches there are great and I get along with everybody. I feel like the coaches are going to make me a great player and help me achieve my dream of going to the next level.
"Aside from that, I went to other Division I campuses and nothing had as much as Virginia. They were the first school to offer me and I really wanted to play in at a good school. I can say that coach Belin did a great job recruiting me and even if I waited longer, I know I was going to commit to Virginia."
The Cavalier's staff expects the Palmetto State prospect to compete right away for playing time.
"They told me that they hope I'm ready to go," he said. "They'll let me play my first year if I go in and make an impact when I arrive. I have to show them what I've got and if I prove it I'll be able to play."