Having garnered double-digit college scholarship offers including a recent one from Tennessee, Chancellor (Fredericksburg, VA) junior offensive lineman Steven Moss is already well known on the major college recruiting front. The Chargers boast a second major college prospect on the O-line, though, in sophomore Matt Burrell.
Clemson and North Carolina have offered Burrell, who is also very much on the radar of in-state ACC programs UVa and Virginia Tech. Assistant coach Chris Lam, who handles recruiting for the Chargers varsity squad, feels as though a Virginia offer is “right around the corner.”
“ Matthew Burrell is a very hard worker on and off the field and in the classroom,” Lam wrote in an e-mail. “He is an excellent athlete for his size (6’5″ 265 lbs.) and is only 15 years old. He had a great sophomore season and progressed each week. He has an excellent frame and will continue to grow and develop.”
Burrell earned first-team all-Battlefield District honors this past season for his play at offensive tackle. A good athlete, he is playing on the Chargers varsity basketball squad that is 12-4 so far this season.
Burrell’s size is impressive already, but it could get even better. He is only 15 years old and his father is 6’7″, 310 pounds. Experience-wise, Burrell played for the junior varsity squad his freshman year before moving up to varsity in 2012.
Moss and Burrell, who compare favorably, give the Chargers perhaps the best tackle tandem in the state next season.
“Matt has more natural athletic ability and flexibility, not that Steven is any slouch athletically,” Lam wrote. “Steven had more natural strength as a sophomore. Steven really hit the weights hard between sophomore year and junior year and I expect the same thing from Matt after basketball is over.”
Steven Moss Update
Including Tennessee, the 6’5″, 275-pound Moss now boasts 14 college scholarship offers. Clemson, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia are among the other schools that have come through so far. Moss has taken his share of college visits, including trips to Alabama, Maryland, Notre Dame, Ohio...
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