On the same day that he withdrew a football commitment to Penn State, wide receiver and linebacker Zach Bradshaw from Damascus, Md., said he will sign with Virginia.
Bradshaw (6-3, 205) said he would consider UVa, South Carolina and Northwestern after dropping Penn State. However, he committed after taking an unofficial visit to UVa on Tuesday.
UVa was one of seven ACC schools among the 19 FBS programs that had made scholarship offers to Bradshaw, rated the No. 12 prospect in Maryland by 247sports.com and No. 19 by rivals.com.
Bradshaw had 35 receptions for 470 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior, when he also returned two punts for TDs. He will join another Damascus, Md., product, 2011 signee Brandon Phelps, in UVa’s program.
Bradshaw, who originally was recruited by the Cavaliers as a linebacker, is the 17th player to commit to UVa for 2013, five from Maryland.
- Doug Doughty