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Pablo Alvarez commits to Virginia

While Belen Jesuit's football team has earned a reputation for being the pipeline to Ivy League schools, senior defensive back Pablo Alvarez broke that tradition – temporarily last week – when the 6-3, 190-pound speedster announced that he would be attending the University of Virginia.

The first team All-Dade selection, and 2009 pre-season All-Dade County defensive back in Friday Night Football Florida Magazine, who was also one of the top rack performers in the state the past two years, has been impressive on the football field.

"Pablo is one of those young men who started to showcase his football skills as a sophomore, made major strides last year and is well on his way to having a great senior season," said longtime Wolverines head coach Richard Stuart. "He is such an impressive athlete and has turned into a real team leader for us."

Alvarez, who chose Virginia over Tulane, Marshall, Northwestern, Iowa, Colorado State, Kansas State and Duke, also gets it done in the classroom as well.

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