With Michael Rocco transferring and Phillip Sims‘ dismissal, Virginia knew it would have a new starter under center in 2013. Now, there’s officially a name to attach to the No. 1 player at the most important position on the field.
During a teleconference Monday, head coach Mike London revealed that David Watford has been named as the Cavaliers’ starting quarterback. The Hampton (Va.) product beat out redshirt freshman Greyson Lambert for the starting job.
London’s decision comes a week into camp, giving the Cavaliers plenty of time with Watford as the unquestioned starter before the season opener against BYU Aug. 31.
Behind both Rocco and Sims last season on the depth chart, Watford took a redshirt his true sophomore year. He played in 10 games the previous year as a true freshman after coming to UVa. as a three-star member of its 2011 recruiting class.