Notre Dame and Virginia went head-to-head for Wisconsin product Paul Jesperson back in July, with Tony Bennett and the Cavaliers coming out on top.
Earlier this week, Darion Atkins announced he would be choosing between the same two schools. On Friday, Virginia won out again, getting a commitment from the 6-foot-8 Landon (Md.) forward.
Keith Stevens, Atkins’ coach with Team Takeover, confirmed the news to the NBE Basketball Report.
Atkins will make an immediate impact at the defensive end of the floor, with rebounding and blocking shots. He is an athletic player who can hit face-up shots and run the floor. He is the third member of the Cavs’ 2011 class, joining Jesperson and Malcolm Brogdon.