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The Virginia football team’s recent recruiting surge continued on Tuesday as defensive back Dave Herard committed to the Cavaliers.

The 6-foot, 165-pound cornerback announced his pledge to UVa in a Twitter post.

“After a tough but thoughtful discussion, I would like to announce that I will be committing to the University of Virginia.” Herard wrote.

Herard, who plays for Stranahan High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is rated as a 3-star prospect by 247sports. He announced his commitment to the Cavaliers after making a visit to Grounds over the weekend.

Herard chose the Wahoos over offers from Indiana, Syracuse, Utah, Boston College, Kansas, Minnesota and several MAC and Ivy League schools. Herard will be part of UVa’s 2020 recruiting class.

He is the third player to commit to the Cavaliers in the past four days, joining South Bend, Indiana quarterback Ira Armstead, who committed on Saturday, and Pittsburgh tight end Joshua Rawlings, who committed on Sunday.

He will join a Virginia secondary that saw two players (Juan Thornhill and Tim Harris) selected in the most recent NFL Draft and will likely have another first round pick next year in cornerback Bryce Hall. He is the second cornerback to commit to Virginia for the 2020 class, joining Bud Clark, a four-star recruit from Alexandria, Louisiana.

Herard becomes the 10th member of the Cavaliers’ 2020 recruiting class, joining Armstead, Rawlings, Clark, safety Donovan Johnson, defensive lineman Jahmeer Carter, offensive tackle Jimmy Christ, offensive lineman Jestus Johnson, receiver Lavel Davis and linebacker Sam Brady.

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John Shifflett is The Daily Progress sports editor. You can contact him at (434) 978-7250,, or @John_Shifflett.

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