No-Elimination Tourney

National Recruiting Editor
Posted Jul 11, 2008


"I'd like to play early and for coaches that are good and that will be there the whole time I'm there," said offensive tackle Morgan Moses. "I want to go to a stable program." Moses says those two things are his main criteria in choosing a school. "I don't really care about anything else. I'm open to getting away and I don't care about the weather or the location..."

Morgan Moses, the 6-foot-7, 339-pound four-star offensive tackle from Meadowbrook High School in Richmond, Va., says he has around 27 scholarship offers while continuing to deny a leader.

"I have no favorites," Moses stated. "Right now I really don't know anything. I'm just focusing on working out and getting ready for the season. I want to be sure and have a big senior year."

Some of the schools that have offered Moses are Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Miami, LSU, Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Michigan, Marshall and Clemson, among others

"I'd like to play early and for coaches that are good and that will be there the whole time I'm there," he said. "I want to go to a stable program."

Moses says those two things are his main criteria in choosing a school. "I don't really care about anything else," he admitted. "I'm open to getting away and I don't care about the weather or the location."

In addition to not having any favorites, Moses says he doesn't even have a timeframe for when he plans to narrow things down. "I'm really trying to give everyone a chance," he said. "I'm not eliminating anybody yet and I'll talk to anyone who is recruiting me."

Making the process even more difficult for Moses is the fact the he admits he never followed a specific school growing up. "I've been playing football all my life, but I've always like playing it more than watching it," he said. "That's why I never had a favorite program or a team that I always followed."

Although Moses didn't attend (and doesn't plan to) any camps this summer, he has already visited a few schools unofficially. The schools that he's already seen are Florida, West Virginia, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Maryland and Miami.

"Florida is a really nice place," he said. "They have great facilities and really nice coaches, but I didn’t get a chance to talk with coach Urban Meyer. They have up-to-date equipment and everything is state of the art."

Moses says the coach that he's developed the best relationship with is offensive line coach David Johnson from West Virginia. "He's a nice guy," Moses said. "He gives me advice and told me that I need to make a decision for myself and not worry about what anybody else thinks.

"He's also a good offensive line coach and knows what he's talking about," he said. "He told me he liked that I can really move and he likes my feet."

The local contender Cavaliers are only 45 minutes away, but Moses insists that he isn't feeling any pressure to stay in-state. "Nah," he said. "Not at all."

But he admits he knows Virginia pretty well already and has attended several games in Charlottesville already. "It's a real live place," he said. "The fans come out and support the team. It's a great atmosphere for football."

The Cavs in-state rivals, Virginia Tech, are about three and half hours away. "Virginia and Virginia Tech are a lot a like," he said. "Really all the schools are pretty similar because they are all such great programs.

"Virginia Tech seems to have a top team every year," he said.

Moses, ranked as the No. 10 offensive tackle in the country by Scout.com, says he can bench 380-pounds and squat 460. "I can run block and pass block," he said. "I have great hands and feet and can finish my blocks and am solid all-around."

Moses reports a 2.4 core GPA and claims he's never taken the SAT or ACT. He's scheduled to take the SAT for the first time in September. Currently, Moses is in summer school repeating English 9.



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