Renfrow Discusses Commitment

Renfrow Discusses Commitment

It was merely a week ago when Justin Renfrow visited North Carolina and after that visit took place, many thought the Tar Heels were the leader for his services. While UNC definitely made a great impression on the young Philadelphia, Pa., native, he pulled a bit of a shocker on Thursday when he made his decision public to attend the University of Virginia.

Penn Charter jumbo-athlete Justin Renfrow accepted a scholarship to play defensive end for Virginia on Thursday over other finalists in North Carolina, Duke and Connecticut. The 6-foot-6, 263-pound athlete talked to Scout.com about his decision and what set the Cavaliers apart from other programs.

"I went to Virginia and attended camp on Tuesday and got to hang out with Dom Joseph who is from Roman Catholic in Philly, Corey Mosely, Chase Minnifield and Billy Cuffee the night before which was great. Coach (Levern) Belin worked me really hard the next day at camp which was great too."

"I've actually liked UVA since my freshman year because at first they were recruiting me to play basketball there, so I've been there plenty of times and really like the campus and feel comfortable at this point," Renfrow explained. "Coach (Bob) Price and Coach Belin were great and I had a great time working out with them. I can see myself getting much better under Coach Belin and think I'll fit in really well playing 3-4 defensive end in that two-gap scheme."

So, what happened with North Carolina who seemed to be the favorite?

"I did like North Carolina a lot and thought the staff was great, but I just liked Virginia a little bit more, so that's where I went," Renfrow stated. "It was a tough decision between UNC, UVA, Duke and Connecticut, but I just knew in my heart I wanted to be a Cavalier."

At this point Renfrow said he's just looking forward to returning to Virginia for practices in August and told us he plans to see a few games this season.

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