It's been over a month since Virginia's last commitment, but the Cavaliers are back in business landing local defensive tackle Anthony Mihota. The 6-foot-5, 258-pounder out of Fredericksburg (Va.) Massaponax committed to Virginia tonight over offers from Duke, Northwestern and Marshall.
"The reason he committed to Virginia was that he was waiting for an in-state offer," his father, John Mihota said. "He was very excited to get the offer earlier today and thought about it and knew they were the place for him. I know Anthony has always been interested in Virginia and wants to be an architect and very few schools have a good architecture program, but UVA does.
"I can say that he really hit it off with coach London when he attended camp. He was upfront and told him everything he needed to know. I know he also really liked how coach London taught and felt he can definitely learn a lot from him in the future."
The Cavaliers are looking at the three-star prospect to fill possibly one of two positions.
"He's being recruited for either offensive guard or defensive end," his father said. "Anthony doesn't care which side of the ball he plays on. He's just happy to get the offer and wanted the chance to stay in-state. I know the coaches are very interested in both sides of the ball for him after seeing just defensive film."
The No. 21 player in Virginia earned all-district honors last season for Massaponax.