On Sunday, the LSU Tigers received their first verbal commitment for their 2017 recruiting class from running back/linebacker Dylan Moses. Yes, you read that year correctly, and yes, I know that makes him a high school freshman at the moment. Nonetheless, the youngster has apparently already made up his mind and Baton Rouge is where he wants to play football–in four years.
What’s even more amazing, though, is the number of offers the 6-1, 215-pounder spurned to choose the Tigers. While there are thousands of high school seniors out there at the moment that wish to be noticed by just one school, Moses, while not even in high school yet, had offers from the likes of Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia and Florida State–among a host of others.
Last year, while attending a camp at LSU, Moses clocked in the 40-yard dash at an astonishing 4.46, which immediately warranted a scholarship offer from Les Miles right then and there. At the time, Moses spoke to ESPN about how special that was to him to receive an offer from his home-state school:
“I’ve always wanted to play for LSU since I was a kid,” Moses said then. “Now it’s coming true in front of my eyes.”