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Virginia Football takes a big hit, losing a three-star offensive tackle commitment

Not a good day for Virginia Football on the recruiting trail as the Hoos receive a decommitment, and the top remaining Virginia prospect commits elsewhere.

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Less than a month after committing to Virginia, Class of 2016 offensive tackle Grayson Stover announced through Twitter today that he would has decommitted from the Cavaliers and is reopening his recruitment.

The text reads:

Officially decommited [sic] from Virginia. I need to open up my recruitment and be able to visit more schools. I really appreciate everything the UVa coaching stuff [sic] has done with recruiting me and giving me the opportunity they did.

A three-star recruit by both Rivals and 247, Stover originally committed to Virginia on July 1 over offers from Maryland, Iowa State, Indiana, Rutgers, and South Florida among others.

Virginia is looking for five offensive lineman for the Class of 2016, and with the loss of Stover, the Hoos are down to just three commitments, led by three-star Stephen Spanellis (ranked #36 in his position nationally), together with three-star Ben Knutson and two-star Dillon Reinkensmeyer.

Earlier today, Virginia's then-top remaining offensive lineman recruit, OT Zach Adams, a three-star recruit out of Fredericksburg ranked No. 60 in his position nationally, committed to Texas Tech.

The Hoos now need to find two offensive linemen to cross the position off its wish list for 2016.

Stover becomes the second Grayson/Greyson to leave the Hoos this year.