Simpson, a 5-11, 205 pound back, made the decision to transfer after the Colonial Athletic Association decided to cancel the fall season.
Bronco Mendenhall’s offense received a coveted commitment Friday morning when former Indiana running back Ronnie Walker Jr. chose to return home and play for the Cavaliers
After stellar careers in Charlottesville, both players now look to punch their ticket to the next level, hopefully by having their name called during the NFL Draft this month.
Virginia’s 2020 class ranks 9th in the ACC and 48th nationally, according to 247 Sports. While those numbers do not pop off the page, Coach Mendenhall’s class features players that will have an opportunity to make a significant impact.
Anae’s return to the Cavaliers is huge for a program that saw its offense set the record for most points in a single season in program history, with 449 points.
The Cavaliers had a successful season in 2019, but face several challenges heading into 2020.
Six of the team’s top eight point scorers return next year, as does sophomore goalkeeper Lauren Hausheer, who conceded only 23 goals on the season.
Virginia’s win over the Terrapins avenges a September loss in College Park, Md., where Maryland downed the Cavaliers in shootout fashion.