"It feels great," said Wingo-Reeves. "I can get a great education and play for a great coaching staff – there's no downside. It definitely feels like the right fit for me overall. It's a lot closer and my whole family can come and watch me play."
The 6-foot-3, 225-pound linebacker had been committed to Temple since August, but admitted he was concerned when the Owls changed coaches.
"When Coach (Steve) Addazio and all the other coaches left after I took my official visit, I was concerned," he said. "I didn't know what exactly was going to happen. But they seem to have a good coach now and I definitely wish them the best. I just felt like UVA was the best fit for me and that's why I made the decision."
Virginia head coach Mike London extended to the offer to the Monacan star on Sunday. Wingo-Reeves then decommitted from Temple and committed to Virginia shortly thereafter.
"I'd been talking to the Virginia coaches over the past couple weeks and they had come by my school," Wingo-Reeves said. "Then Coach London called me Sunday morning. He told me that they had decided to offer me because the whole coaching staff reviewed my film and they felt like I'm a tough football player that fits exactly what their program wants."
The Cavaliers 'coaches played a big role in his decision.
"Coach London is an excellent coach," he said. "The whole coaching staff – there not just great coaches – but great people, too. I'm definitely excited to play for them and learn from them."
Wingo-Reeves could play on either side of the ball for the Cavaliers.
"They don't know where they're going to put me exactly, yet – maybe fullback or middle linebacker," he said. "They just said I'll play both in camp and see where I fit the best. Wherever I can get on the field, is where I want to play"
The Monacan standout said he is 100 percent committed to Virginia and his trip to Charlottesville this weekend will be the only trip he takes between now and Signing Day.
Wingo-Reeves finished his senior season with 93 tackles, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and two interceptions. He also had three offensive touchdowns.