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UVa football lands third commitment in three days

Texas offensive lineman picks Hoos over Ivy League

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The commitment flurry continued for Virginia football this weekend, with offensive lineman Joseph Bissinger becoming the Hoos’ third commit in as many days.

Bissinger is a 6’4, 290 pound offensive lineman from Memorial High School in Houston. Rivals rates him as a 3-star prospect; he’s yet to pick up a rating from 247 or ESPN. He holds offers from Kansas, Air Force, and Army, as well as several schools in the Ivy League.

Expect to see Bissinger move inside to guard at Virginia: he doesn't quite have the length that the coaches seem to emphasize in tackles, and shows much more promise as a run blocker than in pass protection. But boy, what promise as a run blocker. He connects with violence and leverage and finishes every block he starts. You can see the intelligence that earned Bissinger offers to Yale and Penn and their cohort—he’s moved up and down the line to wherever the point of attack is on a given play. He should make for a hard-nosed interior road-paver for Lamont Atkins and the running backs.

Bissinger becomes UVa’s 6th commitment in the class of 2018 and the first offensive lineman.