Virginia football doesn’t have a lot of depth at quarterback this season, but coach Bronco Mendenhall has a plan in place.
The Virginia coach said Thursday at ACC media days that he plans on having true freshman quarterback Lindell Stone ready to be the backup and not redshirt, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Mike Barber.
Stone enrolled early at Virginia after a high school career that started in Texas and wrapped up at Woodberry Forest in Virginia. He committed to Virginia over offers from Pitt, Cincinnati, Maryland, Ole Miss and UCLA.
Virginia will have senior Kurt Benkert back to start again in 2017. Benkert started 10 games last season, his first at Virginia. He threw for led 2,552 passing yards, which ranks No. 6 all-time on UVA’s single-season passing list.
“He’s confident for how young he is,” Benkert said of Stone. “It’s a good thing.”
As for Benkert, the senior quarterback had an update of his own on Thursday at media days.
— Mike Barber (@RTD_MikeBarber) July 14, 2017
Virginia had tried to add depth in the form of Missouri transfer Marvin Sanders, but Mendenhall said Thursday that he was not admitted to Virginia and instead is going to Vanderbilt.