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Maryland DB picks Virginia

Virginia held camp yesterday and landed four commitments. Fort Washington (Md.) Friendly safety Devin Wallace was one of those who decided in favor of the Cavaliers. The 5-foot-10, 192-pounder selected Virginia over verbal offers from Virginia Tech, North Carolina and Georgia.
"I told coach Groh right after a meeting with all the prospects," he said. "I shook his hand and told him I wanted to commit.
"He was ecstatic and coach London started jumping around. I think both of them were somewhat speechless."
What made the two-star prospect select the Cavaliers?
"It was just the overall feel for the campus," he said. "The camp yesterday was great and I was speechless when I was there. I went up with my mom and saw everything for myself. My mother loved the campus and said if you like it, I like it too.
"Besides that the coaches made me feel part of the family. Coach London is a straight shooter and tells you exactly what he needs to. He's down-to-earth and real cool. As for Al Groh, he's an excellent man and an outstanding coach."
Academics and facilities were also important factors in Wallace's decision.
"The academics were a big part of the school and they are really strong," he said. "I like that they graduate the most of their student athletes in the country and their facilities are great too. I love them."
The Cavaliers are expecting Wallace to make an impact when he arrives in Charlottesville.
"They see me as a lockdown cornerback," he said. "The coaches are expecting me to play my first year too. That's pretty good for me, I was ecstatic to hear that."
As far as looking elsewhere, Wallace assured he is done.
"I'm not looking anywhere else and probably won't go to any other camps this summer."