The month of July has seen a flurry of recruiting activity occur in the state of Louisiana. LSU…
Preseason Update: Dylan Moses
Edward Moses, the father of Dylan Moses, talked about his son's recent outing at the Junior Olympics. "He had a personal best in some runs," Moses said. "There was a lot of competition. He ran a 52.9 in the 400 meters, which was a personal best. He finished 15th in the nation in the 100 and 23rd in the 200. His 4 X 400 relay team qualified for the finals, but was disqualified when for a lane violation. "Dylan wasn't shooting for a certain time in any event; he was pumped about the 400. He was just out there competing. He uses track to get in shape for football. Therefore, track is a means to an end." For those wondering if Moses, an eighth grader at University Lab, will take the same road as 2015 RB Nicholas Brossette (started for University's varsity in the eighth grade), he won't have the opportunity to try that route. The rules can be complicated, but to break it down into succinct form: Moses is eligible to play in the eighth grade at University this fall, although as a transfer from another school (Broadmoor) he's not eligible to suit up for University's varsity until next year. Dad says there will be plenty of competition in the junior high ranks. "We just left a little league football circuit where his size didn't mean anything," Moses said. "Those kids would put a helmet on Dylan. He doesn't have any goals for this year. He's just playing to win. He has passion for the game and is ready to get on the field. "I just want to see him continue to get better. To be honest his academics are the most important thing that I'm looking forward to, because you never know what's going to happen in the future." Dylan is 6-0, 205 pounds, and likes to hunt his prey in the secondary. "He likes DB because he can see the entire field," dad said. "To me there's not much different between linebacker and secondary for him, and all indications are that he'll play linebacker and roam from sideline-to-sideline for Coach (Chad) Mahaffey. "Dylan just needs to take one step at a time, and I believe he'll be successful under Coach Mahaffey. The ultimate dream for a parent is to see his or her child walk across the stage and get that college degree. The Lord has blessed him with a scholarship to play football, and if we don't have to pay for him to attend college, that would great (laughs)." Dad says things haven't changed much since his son got the LSU offer. "It's not a big deal, although I can see where some look at him differently," he said. "I like to see younger kids get a scholarship offer, because that might be what motivates them to study when exhausted. "A scholarship offer can help motivate a kid. I can say it's been a blessing: to see the fruits of labor after all these years of working out. When we would be training, I would tell him we're not training for right now, we're training for 2016 or 2017. He couldn't see it at first, but now he sees. He's hyped and ready to go this year."
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