The historic Virginia Tech and Virginia rivalry is something instate recruits take very seriously. Steven Moss was in Blacksburg to witness how intense the rivalry can be. It sounds like the Hokies rolled out the red carpet for the offensive tackle from Fredericksburg (Va.) Chancellor.
"It was a pretty good game," said the 6-foot-4, 270-pound Moss. "Basically, we got there and had the recruiting brunch and went down on the sidelines. I got to talk to Coach Beamer, he wanted to talk with me before the game out on the field. I talked to the line coach and Coach Foster, my recruiting coach. Overall it was a pretty good experience."
The four-star junior has double digit offers from schools like South Carolina, Maryland, N.C. State, West Virginia and Penn State. Has any school separated from the pack?
"To be honest every school is pretty even," Moss explained. "I don't like one more than the other. I like them all the same right now and that's probably not going to change until the spring when I lower my list. I'm just waiting till spring and I'll make a list of five or six."
Moss was caught off guard by the firing of N.C. State coach Tom O'Brien.
"I didn't know that, that sucks," he exclaimed. "It doesn't really affect them anywhere else. I'm still going to look at them the same."
Maryland's move to the Big Ten seems like it has made Moss think about the Terps a little harder.
"They're going to have to do a little work in recruiting to pick up some top recruits," he said. "The Big Ten is not a conference that you can joke in. You're going to be going against Ohio State and Penn State, some good teams. I still like them pretty much the same as I did before but it puts the caliber of the team up a little more.
Moss also spoke about his offseason plans.
"I'm not really sure about my next visit," he said. "I know I'll most likely get to Virginia and Virginia Tech for a junior day. I'd imagine I'd go to a couple other places for spring practice."