August 8, 2006
Tennessee LB Stokes receives Virginia offer
Memphis, Tenn., University School outside linebacker John Stokes (6-foot-5, 225 pounds, 4.7 seconds) is one of the top players in Tennessee for 2007. Stokes, who already had an impressive offer list, received a scholarship offer from Virginia on Saturday. The decision of 2006 commitment George Johnson to head to Rutgers as opposed to prep school led to an opening and the UVa staff jumped at the chance to enter the running for Stokes.
"I received a text message from Mike Groh on Friday night that asked for me to call him. I did that and he told me that Virginia recently had a spot open up at outside linebacker for their 2007 class and that I was someone they really liked," said Stokes.
Stokes was asked to call Virginia head coach Al Groh the following day.
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