Steven Moss committed to Virginia while on Grounds Saturday afternoon - Brad Franklin (CavsCorner.com)
The Virginia Cavaliers picked up another major commitment on Saturday, when blue-chip offensive tackle Steven Moss chose the Hoos.
Steven Moss made the call for the Cavaliers today, while on Grounds to take in football practice. Moss becomes the 3rd member of UVa's 2014 class, joining 5-star safety Quin Blanding and 3-star defensive tackle Chris Nelson. Moss is a consensus 4-star prospect, and is rated the #89 player in the nation by Rivals for the 2014 cycle. The Fredericksburg native chose Virginia over offers from Florida State, Auburn, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Clemson, Virginia Tech, and many others.
At 6'5" 275 lb., Moss is a mauler on the offensive line. His film shows a player with great athleticism and the ability to flatten defenders. Moss can get to the second level on running plays, and use his size and strength to overwhelm linebackers, advancing the running game. Depending on how his body grows, Moss could project as an tackle or a guard at Virginia.
Moss is another major piece for the Cavaliers' 2014 class. Virginia needed to take at least a couple offensive lineman in this class, and Moss was the top priority for the Hoos at that position. There was a draw towards playing in the SEC for Moss throughout the process, but the Virginia staff did a great job building a strong relationship with the Chancellor High star. Also, the early commitment of Quin Blanding didn't hurt the Hoos' cause. Blanding said when he committed to Virginia that he was going to work tirelessly to get other elite talents to join him at UVa, and Steven Moss was certainly one of those players. The Cavaliers are right near the top of the list for several other top prospects, and we'll see if another domino falls soon.