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Virginia loses football commit Harry Crider to Big Ten

NCAA Football: Virginia Tech at Virginia Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Back in late June, the UVA football coaches landed six commitments in one whirlwind weekend. Among those to commit: offensive lineman Harry Crider out of Indiana. At the time, Virginia was Crider’s only Power Five offer.

Apparently he picked up at least one more, because Crider announced today he was decommitting from Virginia and committing to the Indiana Hoosiers.

Crider’s flip is a setback for the Hoos, who have spent much of their energy on the recruiting trail beefing up the offensive and defensive lines.

Thankfully there are several other targets waiting in the wings. Four-star Mekhi Becton, a mountainous offensive tackle from Highland Springs, Va., has Virginia at the top of his list. In the trenches on the other side, the Hoos are also in the top three for Florida DL Jacob Lichtenstein, ahead of Alabama and right in the mix with Southern Cal.

There should be a flurry of recruiting activity in the next few weeks as players look to wrap up their recruitments before starting their senior season. We’ll keep things up to date as the news changes.