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Quin Blanding committed to Virginia on Wednesday.

Highly-coveted safety Quin Blanding made his college decision today, selecting Virginia over nine other schools.

Blanding made the announcement in a ceremony held at Bayside (Virginia Beach, Va.).

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound safety is the No. 7 recruit overall according to 247Sports.

In committing to Virginia, Blanding will join past Bayside players Demetrious Nicholson and Henry Coley, as well as class of 2013 recruit Taquan Mizzell, one of the country's top running backs, who signed with the Cavaliers on National Signing Day.

Blanding immediately becomes a key fixture of Virginia's 2014 recruiting class. With nearly a year until he can sign his National Letter of Intent, Blanding has plenty of time to try to lure other top players to Virginia. It's a banner year for in-state talent, lead by Woodbridge (Va.) defensive end Da'Shawn Hand, the nation's No. 1 recruiting according to 247Sports.

A versatile athlete, Blanding was a MaxPreps All-American this fall after making 55 catches for 1,035 yards and six touchdowns.

Tom Lemming ranks Blanding as the No. 6 recruit nationally.

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