Virginia may have coughed up a 22-point lead in a loss to Duke on Saturday, but the Cavaliers did at least receive some positive news over the weekend. That was the commitment of three-star defenvie back Darious Latimore.
Latimore, who hails from the talent-rich Atlanta metropolitan area - Lawrenceville (Ga.) Central Gwinnett High - was actually in Charlottesville last weekend on his official visit to the school.
247Sports has Latimore pegged as the No. 69 cornerback in the 2014 class, and the No. 70 overall prospect in the state of Georgia. Scout has ranked the 6-0, 170-pound defensive back as the No. 113 corner nationally in the Class of 2014.
As the Cavaliers have struggled this season, there were questions about whether UVa would lose traction in recruiting. To this point, UVa had assembled a small – just 10 commitments prior to Latimore – but talented – the group includes two five-star prospects – class. Clearly, Latimore was not deterred by the tough times in Charlottesville.
"It's always easy after you win but I think it said a lot about them with how they handled it after losing," Latimore told CavsCorner. "You can always see a team win but how often do you get to see them after a loss?"
Here’s what Scout.com national recruiting analyst Chad Simmons had to say about Latimore.
“He is a taller guy for a corner, but he does not play with a lot of strength,” Simmons said. “He needs to gain weight, kind of bulk up and adds some mass to his frame, just to battle guys on the line of scrimmage and to play the big wide receivers in college football.”
Here are some highlights of Latimore in action: