Dylan Moses Pushes Back Commitment Date

    Five-star linebacker Dylan Moses has delayed his college commitment. The move comes on the heels of LSU's decision to fire Les Miles as head coach of the football team in Baton Rouge, where Moses is from.

    September 28, 2016

    Five-star linebacker Dylan Moses has delayed his college commitment.

    What once seemed like a sure thing is now on thinning ice.

    Five-star prospect Dylan Moses, the No. 1 outside linebacker and No. 6 overall player in the 2017 recruiting class, has pushed back his commitment date, according to 247Sports, with Jan. 1 being the new date — at the Under Armour All-America Game.

    The Baton Rouge native originally set his announcement date for Dec. 15, and it seemed as though he was leaning toward re-joining the LSU recruiting class after decommitting from the Tigers in August of 2015. He named Les Miles’ team as his leader this past July, but there’s one big problem: it’s no longer Miles’ team.

    LSU fired the Mad Hatter on Sunday, and here we are, three days later, with Moses needing to re-think a few things.

    “As far as everything that went on, it was shocking to me,” Moses said about Miles’ firing. “I wasn’t expecting that. As far as my recruiting process goes, me and my parents are going to think things over, take more time and do what’s best for me.”

    His cousin is LSU defensive backs coach Corey Raymond, but that doesn’t seem to be enough to get Moses back home to Baton Rouge, at least not yet. Raymond called Moses after Miles was let go to check in.

    “[Raymond] wanted to see how I felt and what my views were. I just told him it’s fine, and I’m not too worried about it,” Moses said.

    For a long time, we knew what to expect from the Bayou Bengals. Now, for the first time since 2005, they’re searching for a new head coach.

    Ed Orgeron, who served as the defensive line coach under Miles, has been named interim head coach and is essentially interviewing for the job. However, there are a few different ways the Tigers could go should they choose to explore all their options — which they will.

    The IMG Academy linebacker is scheduled to take an official visit to Tuscaloosa this Saturday when Alabama hosts Kentucky. Alabama was the second team to offer Moses before he was in high school — LSU being the first.

    With 5-star linebacker VanDarius Cowan and 4-star linebacker Markail Benton already committed, Alabama has to like its chances here. However, it isn’t alone in this hunt.

    Moses really enjoyed an unofficial visit to Austin this summer, and he’s scheduled to take an official visit there on Oct. 15 when the Longhorns host Iowa State.

    Houston, Miami, and Ohio State  will round out the rest of Moses’ five official visits, but it appears as though Alabama and Texas are the two teams to keep an eye on in Moses’ recruitment.

    There is a chance the 5-star linebacker still considers LSU, but with the timeliness of his decision in the wake of Miles’ firing, it’s not looking good for the Tigers at this juncture.

    Note: Scout rankings and ratings used in this article.

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