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Virginia signing day: London relieved that Moses remains

For the second consecutive season, four-star offensive tackle Morgan Moses conducted a news conference with hats of prospective schools laid out in front of him. And for the second consecutive year, Moses picked Virginia's cap.

"I heard he had the hats out there again, worried there a little bit," Coach Mike London said.

Moses could not gain eligibility at Virginia last season and attended Fork Union Military Academy. More schools became interested in the mammoth lineman, including Ohio State and Florida.

"Very highly recruited," London said. "Teams are still talking to him, trying to get him to change his mind up until the last hour."

London deserves credit for keeping off some of the nation's top programs and keeping Moses in the fold, as does FUMA Coach John Shuman for trying to ensure that his players maintain commitments upon going to prep school.

There is still a faction of people who believe the Moses watch will not conclude until he finally sets foot on campus, because academic issues are a big deal when Virginia is involved. But if/when he does arrive, Virginia's first-year-coach will welcome him with open arms -- albeit arms that might not fit around Moses.

"I think his parents decided this was the best fit for him, this was the best place, surrounded by a great group of people, coaches, administrators, academic support people," London said. "In the end, he made the best decision that was for him and we're very happy he chose the Cavaliers."

By Zach Berman  |  February 4, 2010; 12:30 PM ET
 
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