CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia football program has added four additional transfer student-athletes to its 2023 signing class who will join the Cavalier program this summer. The players are offensive lineman Jimmy Christ (Penn State), defensive back Malcolm Greene (Clemson) offensive lineman Brian Stevens (Dayton) and defensive back Sam Westfall (SMU).
Jimmy Christ … Offensive Line … 6-7 … 316 … Sterling, Va. … Penn State / Dominion
2022 (RS Sophomore): Appeared in 10 games on special teams and on the offensive line in reserve action … was an Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2021 (RS Freshman): Redshirt season … appeared in one game, making his career debut against Rutgers (11/20) … was an Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2020 (True Freshman): Did not see any game action. High School & Personal: Rated a four-star prospect by Rivals and ESPN, and a three-star prospect by 247Sports … rated as the No. 39 offensive tackle and No. 10 recruit in Virginia by 247Sports … ranked as the No. 35 offensive tackle, No. 49 player in the region, and No. 12 prospect in Virginia by ESPN … ranked as the No. 247 overall prospect, No. 22 offensive tackle, and No. 5 recruit in Virginia by Rivals … four-year letterman at Dominion High School playing for head coach Drake Woodard … earned all-state honors three times with first-team accolades as a junior and senior and second team honors as a sophomore … Earned first-team all-district accolades three times … Son of Lori and Mike Christ … has three brothers, Mike, Matt and Tommy, and two sisters, Jackie and Katie …. father, Mike, played football at the Naval Academy … brother, Tommy, played football at Virginia … brother, Mike, played football at Monmouth University … brother, Matt, played football at Virginia Tech … sister, Jackie, plays basketball at Radford … majored in economics at Penn State.
Malcolm Greene … Cornerback … 5-10 … 195 … Richmond, Va. … Clemson / Highland Springs
2022 (Junior): Appeared in seven games, starting in two games … earned All-ACC Academic Team honors … credited with eight tackles (seven solo, one assisted), with one for loss … contributed a tackle for loss at Georgia Tech… recorded four tackles and first career fumble vs. Furman … notched two tackles and his first interception of the season against Louisiana Tech … made two tackles in a start against No. 14 Syracuse. 2021 (Sophomore): Appeared in 10 games … recorded 13 tackles through the season (eight solo, five assisted), with 1.0 being for loss … registered two tackles vs. SC State … credited with three tackles vs. Georgia Tech … made one tackle at Syracuse … credited with two tackles at No. 23 Pitt … made one tackle at Louisville … added two tackles (one for loss) vs. UConn … recorded a tackle and pass breakup vs. No. 13 Wake Forest … named to the ACC Honor Roll. 2020 (Freshman): Appeared in 12 games, starting in three contests … credited with 17 tackles (12 solo, five assisted), with 2.5 being for loss … notched 1.5 sacks … made collegiate debut at Wake Forest, recording a pass breakup … had a tackle vs. The Citadel … made two tackles at Georgia Tech … notched his first career interception vs. Pitt … added two tackles at Virginia Tech … registered six tackles and 1.5 sacks in the ACC Championship Game vs. No. 2 Notre Dame … posted four tackles (one for loss) vs. No. 3 Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl … named to the ACC Honor Roll. High School & Personal: Rated a four-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals, and 247Sports … ranked as the No. 214 overall player in the nation, No. 17 defensive back and No. 3 player in Virginia by Rivals … ranked as the 20th-best defensive back in the nation and No. 9 overall player in Virginia by ESPN … played for head coach Loren Johnson at Highland Springs High School … played on a 5A state championship teams as a sophomore and junior … helped lead Highland Springs to an 11-1 record in 2019 … had 63 tackles, three interceptions and two caused fumbles in 2018 when he helped his team to a state championship and perfect season … earned degree in marketing in December 2022
Brian Stevens … Offensive Guard … 6-2 … 290 … Milford, Ohio … Dayton / Milford
2022 (Senior): Started all 11 games … named a 2022 Co-Captain … added a tackle at Robert Morris … named to First Team All-Pioneer Football League … named Offense Second team Pioneer League 2022 All-Conference by Phil Steel College Football … recipient of the Stan Kurdziel Memorial Trophy for the second consecutive year … named to Academic All-District 5 team … member of the 2022 Fall PFL Academic Honor Roll. 2021 (RS Freshman): Appeared in nine games at tackles, including eight starts … Stan Kurdziel Memorial Trophy winner, given to the team’s top lineman … named All-PFL honorable mention … member of the 2021 PFL Academic Honor Roll. 2019 (Freshman): Redshirted season … member of the 2019 PFL Academic Honor Roll. High School & Personal: Played for Tom Grippa at Milford High School, winning their conference championship in 2017 … named First Team All-Eastern Cincinnati Conference … named Second Team All-Southwest District … had 71 tackles and five sacks on defense as a senior and averaged 39.5 yards per punt … son of Tom and Terri Stevens … has a brother, Michael, and sister, Christy … majored in health science at Dayton.
Sam Westfall … Cornerback … 5-10 … 188 … Saint George, Utah … SMU / Mesa C.C. / Dixie
2022 (Senior): Played in 13 games, making 11 starts … registered 15 tackles (11 solo, 4 assisted) … recorded three pass breakups. 2021 (Junior): Appeared in seven games, recorded three solo tackles and one pass breakup, 2020 (Sophomore): Saw action in six games for special teams … registered one tackle. 2019 (Freshman): Redshirt season … appeared in one game … made his debut against North Texas (9/7). 2018 (Mesa Community College): Appeared in eight games … named an All-ACCAC honorable mention … recorded 27 tackles and nine breakups. High School & Personal: Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports and Rivals … won four regional championships playing high school football at Dixie High School for head coach Blaine Monkres … majored in markets and culture.