Cole Surber Becomes First 2023 Commit For Virginia Football

The Virginia football program hosted many prospects at its Blue-White Spring Game last week. The list included Patriot High School offensive lineman Cole Surber. On Friday night, he became the Cavaliers’ first commit of the 2023 recruiting class.

Surber, who had visited UVA earlier in April as well, announced his decision on Twitter.

The 6’6”, 280-pound prospect played guard and tackle for Patriot. The Pioneers finished their season 7-4 with an opening round loss in the playoffs. Surber earned 1st Team All-State selection in VHSL Class 6. Check out his Hudl highlights here.

After visiting Virginia for the Spring Game, he Tweeted about his visit. He wrote: “I had a blast watching the players fly around and compete, it was awesome seeing it all come together. Can’t wait for what’s next!”

Virginia beat out numerous Power 5 schools to earn Surber’s commitment. His list of reported offers included West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Maryland, Pittsburgh, and Duke. He had also visited Virginia Tech where his father graduated in 1986.

The addition of Surber continues a surge in offensive line recruiting for UVA over the past few months. After losing several linemen during the offseason coaching change from Bronco Mendenhall to Tony Elliott, the Cavaliers signed eight new offensive linemen for this coming season.

That included Hillcrest High School (S.C.) offensive lineman Houston Curry, the first commit of the Elliott era. Other high school linemen that pledged to the Hoos in the last recruiting class included Blake Steen, Dawson Alters, McKale Boley, Noah DeMeritt, and Snoop Amaama. Graduate transfers John Paul Flores and Mac Hollensteiner also committed to the program.

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    1. Welcome Cole to whoo land, and I’m Just as happy with you as I am with Virginia coaching staff. I’ve been a whoo fan for 58 years. Hopefully we can get this recruiting rolling.

  1. Welcome aboard and best wishes for your success. You made the right choice, for sure.

  2. Congratulations on a great high school career, and we hope your efforts at UVA will be just as successful!

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