CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Bronco Mendenhall says Virginia has moved from the "transitional" phase of recruiting to the "foundational" phase.
The school received 21 commitments from recruits on Wednesday, and has also added four recruits who are already enrolled. The additions also include offensive lineman Colin McGovern, a transfer from Notre Dame who will be eligible to play right away, shoring up one of the team's biggest weaknesses last year.
Mendenhall, coming off a debut season in which the Cavaliers were 2-10, said one of his priorities remains putting in place a system of natural progression at most positions. The coach added that it will take several years of blending freshmen to be developed and a smattering of transfers who can fill positions right away.