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BY NATHAN WARTERS
Chancellor High School junior offensive tackle Steven Moss is in high demand.
He's still a year away from being able to sign a letter of intent, but that didn't stop busy college head coaches from blowing up his phone Wednesday.
They were in the midst of signing their 2013 classes, but Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer, Virginia's Mike London, South Carolina's Steve Spurrier and a host of other coaches called to check in on Moss.
The 6-foot-5, 275-pound Moss already has 17 major-college offers and his recruitment stands to get even bus-ier in the coming months.
"I'm talking to a whole bunch of coaches every day," Moss said Wednesday. "Just today, I talked to Florida State, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Clemson, South Carolina, Arkansas. I'm all over, dude."
Many recruits take the same approach as Moss and let the recruiting process play out before making a decision.
That process includes unofficial (nonreimbursed) visits--Moss lost count of how many schools he's visited--plus official visits and a lot of phone calls and visits from college coaches.
"I'm trying to make sure everything is right before I make a decision," said Moss, who says he expects to have a top five selected by the summer at the latest.
Moss isn't the only Fredericksburg-area football recruit for 2014 that has drawn a lot of interest.
Like Moss, Massaponax defensive end Vinny Mihota is considered one of the top recruits in the country. But he said he has no interest in going through the long process that his older brother, Anthony, went through before signing with Virginia back in 2007.
Vinny was sold on Virginia Tech when the Hokies offered him a scholarship last April, so he didn't hesitate to accept.
"My brother went through the process before he committed to U.Va., and I saw no reason to rack up a whole bunch of offers if I knew where I wanted to go," Mihota said. "I'm not trying to get the No. 1 recruit in the nation. I don't care. I just want to play some football."
Mihota said he appreciates Moss' stance on recruiting. He's all for players being careful about where they decide to go, but he was sure about the Hokies when they first offered a scholarship.
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*--Committed to Virginia Tech