Trent Corney (Brookville, Ontario/Thousand Islands) signed a grant-in-aid (GIA) agreement with Virginia for the 2012-13 academic year and will be on the team this fall.
"Originally we talked to Trent about the possibility of attending a prep school before enrolling at the University," Virginia coach Mike London said in a release. "When the opportunity became available for him to enroll this fall he elected that option. We're happy to welcome him to the 2012 recruiting class. He has a lot of natural athletic ability and we expect he will play linebacker at Virginia."
The 6-foot-3, 245-pound Corney was the 2011 defensive rookie of the year in the Ontario Junior Football League (CJFL) for the Ottawa Sooners.
Corney's addition to the Cavaliers' 2012 recruiting class gives them 27 commits for this class.