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Elliott targeting one of the nation’s best recruiters to join Virginia staff?

By Jerry Ratcliffe

uva footballNew Virginia football coach Tony Elliott may be looking to the SEC to fill a position on his staff.

Brandon Marcello, a national college football writer for 247Sports, reported that Missouri running backs coach Curtis Luper has been targeted as a leading candidate to join Elliott’s Virginia staff.

Luper is considered one of the nation’s top recruiters and has 25 years in coaching. He has helped put together recruiting classes ranked consistently in the nation’s top 10 by Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN. In fact, he hauled in a top five class for Auburn in 2010 and was named by Rivals on its list of the nation’s top 25 recruiters and one of the SEC’s top 10 recruiters.

Luper has coached at TCU, Auburn, and Oklahoma State prior to joining Mizzou’s staff in December of 2019. He has coached numerous successful running backs at the various schools where he has worked.

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