By Jeff White (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Many of the state’s most talented high school football players were in town Saturday for UVa’s spring game at Scott Stadium.
NCAA rules prohibited Mike London from mentioning any of the prospects by name, but he was free to talk about two of the players who signed with the Cavaliers in February: Morgan Moses and Cody Wallace.
Both players for Fork Union Military Academy’s postgraduate team last fall. The 6-4, 265-pound Wallace is expected to play center at Virginia. Moses, who was a Parade All-American at Meadowbrook High School, is a 6-6, 350-pound offensive tackle.
“He blocks out the sun when he walks outside,” London said after the spring game. “Cody Wallace is another one. They look good. I saw them today. That’s what we need. We need to recruit players like that, of that caliber, and today we had a good group of prospects out there.
“Winning breeds success, and we have to taste some winning around here. We’ve got to get back to doing that, and you do that by getting good players. It’s an ongoing process to recruit good players, develop the players that you have, and just stick with the plan.”
Moses and Wallace have been regulars at UVa practices this spring, often in their gray FUMA uniforms.
“It’s a great thing for them to come out and just kind of observe and watch and feel part of the team,” London said before a recent practice.
“Don’t they look like a pair of bookends there? It’s great that the leadership of Fork Union has allowed these guys to come up. They’re taking care of their academic obligations. They’re still lifting. [Postgraduate coach] John Shuman is doing a good job with keeping tabs on them and letting us know how they’re doing, and both of them are progressing nicely.”