Virginia beats out Florida State, Missouri, Hokies for ’25 lineman Adair

By Jerry Ratcliffe

Photo: Irish Sports Daily

Only a few days ahead of the National Signing Day for the 2024 recruiting class, Virginia continued to get good news for its 2025 class.

Jon Adair, a 6-foot-5, 270-pound offensive tackle from Lipscomb Academy in Nashville, Tenn., announced his commitment to UVA on his Twitter account. He is the third early commitment for ‘25, joining quarterback Cole Geer and wide receiver Isaiah Robinson.

Adair was a solid “get” for Tony Elliott’s program, as the big lineman chose the Cavaliers over a host of solid Power 5 schools including Florida State, Missouri, Kentucky, Duke, Virginia Tech, Purdue and Cincinnati.

The 3-star tackle said that academics and UVA’s coaching staff, particularly offensive line coach Terry Heffernan, were major factors in his decision.

Virginia offered Adair when he attended the Cavaliers’ summer football camp in early June and he visited Charlottesville the weekend of the NC State game. While he decided privately on committing to UVA some time ago, he kept it to himself until recently when he was conversing with another school’s assistant coach and decided to go public with his decision.

He is a composite No. 39 interior offensive line prospect nationally and the No. 17 overall recruit in the state of Tennessee for his class. Those numbers will likely rise in the months ahead.