“It definitely took the weight off my shoulders,” said Chancellor High School offensive lineman, Steven Moss, Saturday night - hours after verbally committing to University of Virginia.
The 6-foot-5, 275 pound lineman received offers from around the country - 21 to be exact. Although keeping silent which schools topped his list, Moss says this decision did not happen overnight. “ I have known for a while that it would be Virginia,” said the four star recruit. “I’ve always liked Coach Mike London and the team. I just felt part of the group.”
According to Chargers assistant coach, Chris Lam, Moss’ relationship with the coaching staff was a huge factor in his decision; even after former UVa offensive coordinator, Bob Lazor, left for the NFL. “ Scott Wachenheim was there the whole time, so Steven was talking to him as well,” says Lam. “So when Coach Lazor left to go back to the NFL, Coach Wach just jumped in and just took over. And they became pretty tight.”
Moss is the 7th ranked offensive tackle in the country and the 77th ranked prospect overall.
He is the third verbal commitment in the Cavaliers’ 2014 class. He is joining five star Virginia Beach (VA) Bayside safety, Quin Blanding and Lakeland (FL) Victory Christian Academy defensive tackle, Chris Nelson.