Two major recruits signed their official letters of intent to play at VCU today. Justin Tillman (6’8, 175 PF) and Terry Larrier (6’7 200 SF) kick off the class of 2014 with Jonathan Williams (5’11 170 PG) and Mike Gilmore (6’9 210 PF) expected to sign tomorrow.
The class instantly becomes VCU’s highest rated ever, ranking No.12 nationally by ESPN withTerry Larrier (ESPN No.40) the highest rated recruit to commit to the Rams since 1990 McDonald’s All-American, Kendrick Warren.
What exactly is a Letter of Intent you ask?
Via the NCAA LOI website:
By signing a National Letter of Intent, a prospective student-athlete agrees to attend the designated college or university for one academic year. Pursuant to the terms of the National Letter of Intent program, participating institutions agree to provide athletics financial aid to the student-athlete, provided he/she is admitted to the institution and is eligible for financial aid under NCAA rules. An important provision of the National Letter of Intent program is a recruiting prohibition applied after a prospective student-athlete signs a Letter of Intent. This prohibition requires participating institutions to cease recruitment of a prospective student-athlete once a National Letter of Intent is signed with another institution.