Virginia has seen a lot of players leave early over the years, dating back to John Harkes and Tony Meola in the 80s and a boatload of P40/GA players in the late 90s and 2000's. Now, they're losing a player before he arrives on campus. (Excuse me,"grounds.") Shane O'Neil, who a MF from Colorado who signed with Virginia in the spring, has signed a homegrown player contract to join the Colorado Rapids. Here are a couple of articles discussing his signing with Colorado and UVa's release about him coming there, which is now moot. http://www.9news.com/news/article/273372/345/Fairviews-Shane-Oneill-joins-Rapids http://blogs.denverpost.com/rapids/...onal-soccer-dream-newest-member-rapids/23540/ http://www.virginiasports.com/ViewA...2&SPID=10604&ATCLID=205408157&DB_OEM_ID=17800 Que sera. This isn't the first time a college soccer player went pro after signing a LOI without ever playing college soccer - Kenny Cooper, Davy Armstrong, Conor Doyle, Conor Shanosky, Villyan Bijev - and it certainly won't be the last.