Xavier Kane is a talented athlete out of Virginia who is a prospect to know. The sophomore is putting up big numbers so far this season, with close to 900 all purpose yards. The 6-foot-2 170-pound Kane starts for his Blue Ridge (VA) at wide receiver and defensive back, and also serves as the backup quarterback. Through 6 games, Kane has thrown for 500 yards and 4 touchdowns, 3 rushing touchdowns, one kickoff return for a touchdown, and one punt return for a touchdown. On defense, Kane has broken up 10 passes.
While Kane doesn't currently have an offer, teams like Georgia, Virginia, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, among others are showing interest early. Kane already has a great relationship with Georgia tight ends coach Shane Beamer, who he knows from his time at Virginia Tech.
"Coach (Shane) Beamer started recruiting me when he was at VT last year and I've called him ever since."
Kane knows about the Georgia program, and is actually a cousin of current Georgia star Nick Chubb.
"The Georgia program is very good." Kane said. "My cousin Nick Chubb plays there. My grandfather's family are Chubbs, and are from Chubbtown, Georgia. So I've followed Georgia for years. I met coach Beamer my freshman year when he was at Virginia Tech since I currently live three miles from Blacksburg (VA). I've known him for about three years now."
While he lives close to Virginia Tech, Kane is also very familiar with the Virginia Cavaliers.
"I grew up on the Virginia campus with my uncle Dennis Haley who played linebacker there, as well as the NFL. That's who I live with, and he's my guidance through this process. He has a great relationship with coach Beamer too!"
His high school team plays on Saturday's, so it's been tough for Kane to take some visits this fall, but he admitted that he has visited Liberty and Virginia Tech so far this season. At quarterback he's a good athlete with a strong arm, but his position at the next level would be either receiver or defensive back. He has good size and ball skills to be a safety, but I would like to see him play the position more to get a good idea of his instincts and toughness at the position.