State O-Lineman Surber picks UVA over Tennessee, WVU, Pitt and S. Carolina

By Jerry Ratcliffe

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Virginia gained its first football commitment for the Class of 2023 on Friday when Cole Surber, an offensive lineman from Nokesville, announced he would play for the Cavaliers.

Surber is a 6-foot-6, 280-pound offensive lineman from Patriot High, a 3-star who is ranked No. 22 and 23 in the state by 247Sports and, respectively. He was recruited by UVA offensive line coach Garett Tujague.

Surber had a total of 18 offers, several from Power 5 schools. He chose Virginia over Tennessee, West Virginia, South Carolina, Kentucky, Pitt, Maryland and Duke.

He was also offered by Liberty, ODU, Kent State, Richmond, Princeton, UConn and others.