For more than a year, Harold (6-foot-4, 225 pounds) and 6-3, 220-pound quarterback Joel Caleb from Clover Hill in Midlothian have been considered the top two prospects in Virginia, not always in that order.
Harold is this year's choice as the top prospect in Virginia, according to The Roanoke Times' annual Christmas ranking of the state's top 100 senior prospects and the top 25 junior prospects.
Harold is followed by Caleb and Alex Carter, a 6-foot, 195-pound defensive back from Group AA Division 4 state champion Briar Woods of Loudoun County.
Harold and Caleb were rated 1-2 on last year's Top 25 juniors list, but Carter, the son of ex-Notre Dame defensive and Washington Redskins first-round draft pick Tom Carter, did not make that list.
Virginia Tech has commitments from 11 of the state's top 25 players, Virginia has 8.
|1. Eli Harold||6-4||215||DE||Ocean Lakes (Va. Beach)||Committed to Virginia|
|2. Joel Caleb||6-3||220||ATH||Clover Hill (Midlothian)||Ga., OSU, VT, Tenn., WVU|
|3. Alex Carter||6-0||195||DB||Briar Woods (Ashburn)||Committed to Stanford|
|4. Ken Ekanem||6-3||245||DE||Centreville (Clifton)||UNC, ND, Ore., Va. Tech|
|5. Kwontie Moore||6-2||243||LB||Norfolk Christian||Committed to Virginia|
|6. J.C. Coleman||5-7||190||RB||O. Smith (Chesapeake)||Committed to Va. Tech|
|7. Korren Kirven||6-4||272||DT||Brookville (Lynchburg)||VT, Tenn., Ala., Md., UVa|
|8. Trey Edmonds||6-2||200||LB||Dan River (Ringgold)||Committed to Va. Tech|
|9. Anthony Cooper||6-0||200||WR||Bayside (Va. Beach)||Committed to UVa|
|10. C.J. Prosise||6-1||202||DB||W. Forest (Orange)||Committed to ND|
|11. Nigel Williams||6-3||250||DL||Benedictine (Richmond)||Committed to Va. Tech|
|12. Courtney Wynne||6-6||240||DE||Norfolk Christian||Committed to UVa|
|13. Devin Van Dyke||6-1||203||LB||South County (Lorton)||Committed to Va. Tech|
|14. Deon Clarke||6-2||215||LB||L.C. Bird (Chesterfield)||Committed to Va. Tech|
|15. Andre Miles-Redmond||6-4||260||OL||Hermitage (Richmond)||Committed to UVa|
|16. Brenden Motley||6-4||195||ATH||Christiansburg||Committed to Va. Tech|
|17. Mark Hall||6-2||208||LB||Green Run (Va. Beach)||Committed to UVa|
|18. Desmond Frye||6-1||168||DB||Thomas Dale (Chester)||Committed to Va. Tech|
|19. Win Homer||6-5||245||OL||Christchurch||Committed to BC|
|20. Mario Nixon||6-4||216||WR||Norfolk Christian||Committed to UVa|
|21. Tyrell Chavis||6-3||300||OL-DL||Hermitage (Richmond)||Committed to UVa|
|22. Dakota Jackson||6-4||250||TE||Northside (Roanoke)||Committed to Va. Tech|
|23. Avery Thompson||6-2||205||LB||Grassfield (Chesapeake)||Committed to Maryland|
|24. Thomas Smith||6-3||215||WR||Lafayette (Williamsburg)||Committed to Va. Tech|
|25. Der’woun Greene||5-10||175||DB||W. Wilson (Portsmouth)||Committed to Va. Tech|
|25. Alston Smith||6-3||272||DL||Cox (Va. Beach)||Committed to Va. Tech|
Virginia Tech and Virginia Commitments outside of the Roanoke Times' top 25.
|27. Seth Dooley||6-5||230||DE||Glenvar (Salem)||Committed to Va. Tech|
|31. Maurice Canady||6-0||160||ATH||Varina (Richmond)||Committed to UVa|
|34. Kyle Dockins||6-4||200||TE||Landstown (Va. Beach)||Committed to UVa|
|35. Adam Taraschke||6-5||285||OL||Riverbend (Fredericksburg)||Committed to Va. Tech|
|36. Augie Conte||6-7||260||OL||Bless. Sacrament (Powhatan)||Committed to Va. Tech|
|38. Wil Wahee||5-11||185||DB||Norfolk Christian||Committed to UVa|
|39. Jamall Brown||6-0||178||WR||Hampton||Committed to UVa|
|79. Hunter Windmuller||6-4||175||PK||Flint Hill (Oakton)||Committed to Va. Tech|
If you remember correctly, Wil Wahee of Norfolk Christian is the underrated prospect, friend and teammate of Kwontie Moore (5th), Courtney Wynne (12th) and Mario Nixon (20th). It was thought he'd be the linchpin to where the other three would commit. Virginia offered him a scholarship, he accepted, Moore and Wynee followed suit. Nixon committed to tech Tech, but his scholarship was pulled after he visited UVa without the coaches knowing.