The Virginia Cavaliers landed their first major player of the 2019 recruiting class this week with the commitment of 4-star shooting guard prospect Casey Morsell.
The Washington D.C. native gave the Cavaliers a verbal commitment Wednesday according to 247Sports.
“Good relationship with the coaching staff,” said Morsell to Wahoos247 on Monday night. “Love the culture and the team they have. My favorite visit was there. They do a great job of developing their players. I could definitely see myself playing there.”
Standing at 6-foot-2, Morsell also received offers from Virginia Tech and Wake Forest in the ACC. He told 247Sports that Oklahoma State, Penn State and Virginia made his final three list.
Morsell is ranked as the No. 1 player in Washington D.C. and the 11th-best shooting guard in the entire 2019 class. He is also considered the No. 83 player in the class.
Virginia finished as champions during the ACC regular season and the ACC Tournament in 2018, but the Cavaliers made history as the first-ever No. 1 seed to lose to a No. 16 seed in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Cavaliers are still looking for their first Final Four appearance under coach Tony Bennett. Virginia last went to the Final Four in 1984.