Dylan Moses Discusses Best Fit, Decision Timeline

    Dylan Moses discusses what the best fit for him looks like and his decision timeline in a recent interview.

    February 19, 2016

    Dylan Moses discusses what the best fit for him looks like and his decision timeline in a recent interview.

    The 2017 recruiting class is going to be an interesting one, as you would expect. There are plenty of big-name prospects getting ready to make commitments on where they’ll play college football.

    The family connection on the recruiting trail will hype up a little bit with names like Dylan McCaffrey (brother of Christian McCaffrey), Anthony McFarland Jr. (son of Anthony “Booger” McFarland) and Keyshawn Johnson Jr. (son of Keyshawn Johnson).

    The football pedigree is strong with this class.

    He may not have a superstar brother or father, but Dylan Moses is quite the prospect. He’s the No. 1 athlete and No. 2 overall recruit in 2017, and, as expected, every major program is after him. Oh, and keeping with the tone of having a football pedigree, his cousin is LSU defensive backs coach Corey Raymond, who played in the NFL from 1992 to 1997 with the New York Giants and Detroit Lions.

    After committing to LSU in 2013, the Baton Rouge, La. native opened his recruitment back up in August of 2015. Now, his list of teams include Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Texas, UCLA and USC.

    While he can make defenders miss coming out of the backfield, Moses made it seem as though he intends to play linebacker at the next level in his interview with ESPN’s Phil Murphy.

    “The best fit is mainly … I mean, it’s football, but at the same time I would like to have a relationship with my coaches — basically have that type of family thing, you know,” he said. “You know, I would like to play on a good defense, you know, have, like, people surrounded by me that I know is gonna’ make plays if I don’t make ’em. You know, just be secure … I want to feel at home, so that’s just the best thing for me.”

    Whichever head coach lands Moses’ commitment, he’ll probably be more than comfortable with plugging the star athlete in with the linebackers considering he’s already 6-foot-2 and 220 lbs.

    But which defense has the best shot at adding Moses? Well, we don’t know that yet, but we know when he’ll narrow down his choices — plus how we wants to announce his commtiment.

    “I’ll probably come out with a top three before the season starts, probably in, I’ma say, July or August,” Moses said. “I want to come up to ESPN to do my commitment kind of like how Rashan Gary did.”

    It’s difficult to imagine Les Miles and LSU being completely out of the race for Moses, but with the 5-star prospect’s transfer from Baton Rouge to the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., it does seem a little bleak.

    One thing is certain: Keep your eyes and ears open before football season starts because Moses’ recruitment will heat up very, very quickly.

    Note: Scout rankings and ratings used in this article.

    MORE: Dylan Moses Hopes For Big Ten Scholarship Offer


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