Clover Hill LB Kendall Cross commits to walk on at UVA (Twitter Photo)
UVA lands another walk on in Clover Hill’s Kendall Cross
by Byron Jones, recruit804
Clover Hill linebacker Kendall Cross (2021 LB/FB 6-2 225) officially ended his recruitment last week when he announced he’d be accepting a PWO spot with the Virginia Cavaliers. When asked about his decision, Cross stated, “Going into this year without a place to call home was definitely an added stress to the season. Now, it feels like a huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders.” He continued, “I chose UVA because it is a great school academically and athletically. I’ve been attending games there regularly since 8th grade because my sister was on their dance team.
— Kendall Cross (@kendallcross44) March 19, 2021
Cross held additional offers from William and Mary, West Virginia State, and Washington and Lee University to name a few. He also had another PWO opportunity at Virginia Tech and Elon, but he believed he had built a better rapport with the staff at Virginia. “My recruiting coaches were Blanda Wolfe and Drew Meyer. “Coach Wolfe and Meyer were there with me every step of the way throughout the recruiting process. Coach Meyer liked my versatility and ability to play anywhere on the field, whether it be on offense or defense,” Cross stated.
In a previous interview, Kendall stated that he spent most of his extended offseason working on getting stronger and improving his technique. Through five games this season, it appears his extra time and commitment has paid dividends for him on the field. Cross has posted 47 total tackles (9.5 tackles/game), ten assists, and four tackles for a loss. On offense, he’s rushed for 137 yards and three touchdowns on eighteen carries.
Unfortunately, Clover Hill has not had the season they were anticipating this spring. The Cavaliers are 1-4 on the season and have loss two games by a combined two points. Kendall will lead
his team out of the field one last time Friday night as they wrap up the season Friday at home against L.C. Bird (1-4).
– Byron Jones