Dylan Moses, class of 2017 running back/linebacker for University High in Baton Rouge who holds offers from Alabama, Texas, Ole Miss and LSU among others has committed to LSU on Sunday evening and announced the news on twitter.
The 6-1, 218-pound recruit with a 4.45-40 yard dash made news this summer when Alabama offered him a scholarship which led to Texas and a host of other schools offering the phenom, but it was LSU who actually offered him before he entered the 8th grade on July 15, 2012. Moses is the top recruit in his class according to Rivals and MaxPreps.
Moses was on hand for the Tiger’s win on Saturday night over Auburn in their SEC opener and less than 24 hours after LSU improved to 4-0 on the season committed to the program he won’t even play for four more years. I wonder if Les Miles will even be coaching at that time. If it were me I’d want to stick around to coach Moses who has as much potential as any recruit he’s ever seen.
Certainly the early commitment will draw the ire of some who think this is far too soon for a 15-year old kid to be faced with this type of scrutiny and undue pressure. However, I think Moses is removing the pressure by deciding to play for the school of his dreams and getting it out of the way so he can focus on his academics, his high school team and improving as a football player and person.
He has a lot of maturing to do physically, mentally and emotionally and as great as Moses is now, we don’t know what the next three years holds. He had 23 tackles and scored a 65-yard touchdown on his only carry of the game Friday night. One of his high school teammates is Manny Miles, the son of LSU’s head coach who he just committed to play for.