UVA gets commit from Lake Braddock offensive tackle York

By Jerry Ratcliffe

It hasn’t taken new UVA offensive line coach Terry Heffernan long to fit into the recruiting scene.

Last week, Heffernan landed a commitment from Dayton’s Brian Stevens, the top-graded blocker in the entire FCS last season. This week, Heffernan struck a little closer to home, gaining a commitment from Lake Braddock offensive lineman Benjamin York.

York is a 6-foot-5, 286-pound offensive tackle prospect from Burke, a 3-star, rated the No. 29 overall recruit in the state by 247Sports.

York chose Virginia’s offer over Appalachian State, Monmouth, Kent State, ODU and Temple.

He is the second in-state commitment for the Cavaliers in this class, along with Ethan Minter, an “athlete” from Thomas Dale High in Chester.