WISE -- UVa-Wise announced the signing of six more future football student-athletes on Wednesday. Ezra Waddey, Zac Hill, Aaron Martin, Will White, Ian Kemp, and Dylan Giovine all recently committed to play collegiately for the Cavaliers.
Waddey is a 5-8, 190 pound linebacker from Roanoke, Va. A three-year starter at Northside High School, Waddey earned first team all-district, first team all-region, and first team all-state honors for coach Burt Torrence. He is the son of Arthur and Wanda Waddey.
A 5-10, 175 pound defensive back from Roanoke, Va., Hill was a three-year starter on both sides of the ball at William Byrd High School. Hill earned first team all-district and first team all-region accolades at both quarterback and defensive back while also garnering all-state acclaim for his defensive back work under the direction of coach Jeff Highfill. He is the son of Zac and Regina Hill.
A 5-11, 275 pound defensive tackle from Dufries, Va., Martin played on both sides of the ball for coach Keith King. As a senior, he received first team all-conference honors. He is the son of Joseph and Erika Martin.
A Charlottesville High School product, White was a two-year s tarter on the offensive and defensive line for coach Eric Sherry. In his final prep season he earned first team all-district and first team all-conference honors. He is the son of Tom and Amy White.
Kemp used his 6-4, 260 pound frame to register 82 tackles, 21 of which came behind the line of scrimmage in his senior season at Hidden Valley High School. For his performance he earned first team all-district status under coach Scott Weaver. He is the son of John and Donna Kemp.
Giovine was a two-year starter on the offensive line and a three-year starter at linebacker for coach David Gibbs at Robert E. Lee High School. As a senior he was named District Player of the Year while also garnering first team all-conference status. He is the son of Matthew and Trudy Giovine.