UVa releases signee from letter of intent

Virginia signed 23 prospects as part of its 2015 recruiting class, but the school is releasing one of those players from his letter of intent. Defensive back prospect T.J. Griffin, who failed to qualify for the Cavaliers, will not enroll in prep school and has been released to pursue opportunities elsewhere.

“We have granted T.J. Griffin a release from his letter of intent to allow him to enroll at another institution this fall,” Mike London said in a statement. “He contacted me with the request and explained his reasons for not wanting to enroll at a prep school this fall. I understand his personal situation and want to do what is best for this young man and his family. We wish him the best in the future.”

A graduate of Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach, Griffin was rated the No. 39 player in the state of Virginia on the 247Sports Composite last recruiting cycle.