June 21, 2006

Leitao, Virginia secure verbal No. 2 for 2007

Putting together a recruiting class in many ways is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. With basketball coaches prohibited from recruiting off-campus right now, Virginia's staff has been working on its game plan for the class of 2007.

And the picture got a little bit clearer this week and the task a bit easier, as Eric Wallace one of the Cavaliers' top targets, has given a verbal commitment to UVa's coaching staff.

Wallace, one of the top players on Virginia's wish list, informed Virginia's coaches last Sunday that he would be playing his college basketball in Charlottesville, according to sources close to the situation.

The 6-foot-7, 195-pound wing forward was in town last weekend for the Cavaliers' Elite Camp, and he put on a show. He was one of the best players at the camp and amazed onlookers with his all-around game and athleticism.

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