Virginia football coach Tony Elliott announced on Wednesday the addition of 10 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent or Aid Grants for the 2022-23 school year.
Including the early signing period in December, a total of 21 student-athletes make up the Cavaliers recruiting class of 2022.
Paul Akéré • DL
COLLEGE CAREER: Played in 22 career games with 10 starts as a defensive end… In three-year, 22-game career, recorded 6.0 sacks for 41 yards, 10.0 tackles for a loss of 53 yards, 49 total tackles (31 solo) with a forced fumble. 2021: Named an FCS ADA Academic All-Star … Recipient of Second-Team All-Ivy League as a defensive lineman … Named CoSIDA Academic All-District selection … Earned Second-Team All-Ivy League honors by Phil Steele Magazine … Started all 10 games as a senior defensive end … Ranked No. 9 in the Ivy League in sacks (5.0-39 yards), ranked No. 10 in the Ivy League in tackles for loss (9 ,0-51 yards) and finished the year No. 5 on the tackle team, impressive for a defensive lineman, with 42 (27 solo)… A two-star prep rookie by 247sports.com.
Dawson Alters • LO
Saint Thomas Aquinas
CAREER PREPARATION: Three-star recruit by 247Sports, Rivals.com and ESPN… rated the 14th best center in the nation by ESPN.com… named an UnderArmour All-American and invited to play at the 2022 UnderArmour All-American Game in Orlando… played his senior season at St. Thomas Aquinas for head coach Roger Harriott…Helped STA to 2021 7A State Championship after going 14-1…recipient of Henry O. Langston 7A Scholar-Athlete Award presented to student-athlete with the Highest GPA on each of the qualifying teams at the annual FHSAA State Football Championships…played junior season (2020) for TRU Prep Academy after varsity school football season was canceled… played alongside fellow UVA Blake Steen at STA.
Tapuvae “Snoop” Amaama • OL
CAREER PREPARATION: Three-star rookie by 247Sports and Rivals.com … No. 12 overall rookie in Utah according to 247Sports … First-team All-Region 4 by Deseret News … Second-team all-state for Class 6A by Deseret News … Helped Skyridge to an 11-2 record in 2021 and the 6A State Playoff Semifinals Played at the 2021 Polynesian Bowl in Hawaii which brings together the nation’s top high school players on one court to compete in an annual All-Star Game.
Mckale Boley • OL
CAREER PREPARATION: Three-star recruit by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN…Ranked 34th best player in Mississippi by ESPN…played for Drew Causey at Oakdale High School…helped Oakdale reach the 2020 state championship after going 13-0… reached state championship game in 2019…all conference pick…Invited to play in 2021 Benard Blackwell Classic All-Star Football Game…played football until junior year…dad Michael Boley played at football at Southern Miss where he was a three-time All-Conference USA draft pick and 2004 C-USA Defensive Player of the Year as a linebacker… father played nine seasons in the NFL for the Falcons, Giants and Bengals and has won Super Bowl XLVI with the New York Giants.
Houston Curry • OL
Fountain Inn, South Carolina
CAREER PREPARATION: A three-star rookie by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals.com…ranked 25th overall rookie in South Carolina by 247Sports…Played for Anthony Frate at Hillcrest High School…Two standout sports at Hillcrest playing baseball and football… 2021 SFCA 5A All-State selection…SC Region 1 AAAAAA All-Region honored as a senior in 2021…selected to play in the 2021 Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl, a North/South matchup of South Carolina’s top high school football players …named the Hilcrest Line offense MVP his senior season…Won the 2021 5A State Baseball Championship…earned 2021 All-Region honors in baseball.
Noah DeMeritt • OL
CAREER PREPARATION: Three-star rookie according to 247Sports, Rivals, and ESPN…won a four-year letter at Camden County, playing for Bob Spire (2018-2020) and Jeff Herron (2021)…Earned All-Team honors States and All Regions… Four times Region 1 7A All Region Selection, including three first-team nominations.
John Paul Flores • OL
All Saints Episcopal (TX)/Dartmouth
UNIVERSITY CAREER: Started all 20 games in his final two seasons (2019 and 2021) in which Dartmouth led the Ivy League in rushing and won back-to-back league championships…Dartmouth lost three games in his four years at Hanover, including an 18-2 mark as a starter. 2021: All-Ivy League second team selection … started all 10 games at left tackle … Dartmouth ranked No. 1 in the Ivy League and No. 21 in the FCS with 193.7 rushing yards per game … Dartmouth recorded a 9-1 record this season, capturing the 20th Ivy League title in program history and ranked 23rd in the latest FCS Coaches Poll.
Mac Hollensteiner • OL
COLLEGE CAREER: A two-year starter for the Hoyas… appeared in 19 games, mostly at right tackle, including all 10 in 2021… 2021 Phil Steele FCS All-Patriot League fourth team selection… Georgetown did not compete in 2020 due to the COVID19 pandemic…member of the Team Leadership Council and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee…enrolled on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in 2019 and 2020…recipient of the 2019 Robert Dahut Memorial Award from Georgetown for the most improved.
TT Jones • DL
CAREER PREPARATION: Three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals.com…winner of a three-year letter to Hoover High School playing for Josh Niblett…Was a second team all-state and second all-region selection as a senior… Hoover was a combined 34-5 in his last three seasons, including a 12-1 record in 2021.
Blake Steen • OL
Saint Thomas Aquinas
ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
CAREER PREPARATION: Three-star rookie according to 247Sports … went 39-10 and won three state championships at STA … played alongside fellow UVA committed Dawson Alters in his senior year at STA.