Dylan Moses Recruiting Update: No. 1 Prospect Talks Top Schools, Leader

    Dylan Moses recruiting update as the No. 1 recruit opened up about his top schools and his leader.

    February 8, 2016

    Dylan Moses recruiting update as the No. 1 recruit opened up about his top schools and his leader.


    If you don’t know about him, don’t worry. You’ll learn soon enough. Dylan Moses is the next big thing, and when the 2016 college football season is over, he’ll be the biggest topic around.

    Moses, originally from Baton Rouge, La., transferred to the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. for his senior season. He committed to the LSU Tigers as an eighth grader, but he opened his recruitment back up last August. He told ESPN’s Derek Tyson the move to Florida helped him feel more comfortable with the idea of not going to LSU.

    “It also takes some pressure off of me,” Moses said. “When I was in Baton Rouge, everyone was expecting me to go to LSU. Now that I’m out of the state of Louisiana, people are like more skeptical about where I am going to go now.”

    What’s funny is if you talked to Moses recently, LSU isn’t among his top choices.

    But just who are the schools on his list? There are quite a few, but one team remains ahead of the rest.

    “Alabama, Texas, Georgia, Florida, UCLA and USC are still my top schools,” Moses said. “Alabama is still my leader because they are more structured. They have very good discipline over there so they get their kids doing what they have to do. I like their strength program, coach [Scott] Cochran, coach [Nick] Saban. It’s just a really great coaching staff over there and I just really feel comfortable there.”

    There are definitely a lot of options for Moses at IMG. The school just sent Shea Patterson to Ole Miss, Shavar Manuel to Florida State and Isaac Nauta to Georgia.

    As far as how he’ll handle being recruited as a No. 1 overall player, Moses said he learned a lot from watching Rashan Gary, the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2016.

    “I paid attention to Rashan Gary’s recruitment and just saw that he was more low-key than anything,” Moses said. “He didn’t say much, he stayed more to himself and was focused. He seemed like he is a hard worker and was well spoken. Just watching him go through the process, he was a great example as far as how to act if you are the top player in the country.”

    All eyes will be on Moses — as they should be. He’s a physically talented, smart player who can dominate on both sides of the ball (linebacker and running back). He’ll have his choice of scholarship offers to choose from, which he plans to do at the 2017 Under Armour All-America Game.

    MORE: 10 College Football Recruits To Watch In 2017 Class

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