Does Texas Have A Shot At Landing Dylan Moses?


Shock waves were sent through the recruiting world when 2017 super recruit Dylan Moses de-committed from the hometown LSU Tigers via a very long, and well thought out statement on Twitter.

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Wow. Talk about a bombshell. For those who aren’t aware, Moses’ high school is located literally on LSU’s campus in Baton Rouge, so this comes as a pretty big shock that he is backing off his commitment. With that said, he still lists the Tigers as his number one school at this time, but intends to go through the process and visit several schools.

So what schools are in the thick of things now that Moses has decided to open things up? Well a few schools that have mentioned frequently despite him being committed to LSU were Alabama, Florida State, and Texas.

Needless to say, the competition to get Moses’ signature is going to be stiff.

So is there any reason for Longhorn fans to get their hopes up about Moses? Well, lets start with the tweet his dad sent out after he de-committed from LSU.

Then of course there was this from Longhorn super recruiter Malik Jefferson.

One thing is for sure, Charlie Strong and the Texas staff is going to put their best forward when it comes to recruiting Moses, and their is plenty of time left on the clock to get him on campus and roll out the red carpet. Prior to the recent events, Moses and his father have always spoke very highly of Texas and Strong, so they do have that working in their favor in his recruitment. Combine that with the opportunity to play next to Jefferson, and for a coach who has put several players into the NFL, then you got yourself one heck of a sales pitch.

Does that mean the odds of Moses signing with the Longhorns are high? Not necessarily. Like Moses stated, LSU is still in the driver’s seat currently, and some think that the Crimson Tide would be the odds on favorite to land him if he indeed decided not to stay in state and play for the hometown team.

Moses was offered a scholarship by LSU just after his 7th grade year, and he had been committed to them for several years before deciding to open things back up, so it makes sense that they are still at the top of his list. Given the proximity of Moses’ high school to LSU, I still have a hard time seeing him end up anywhere else come National Signing Day 2017.

I think the odds were against him actually staying committed the entire time given the direction recruiting has gone these days. He is the top ranked recruit in his class, and he wants to be able to enjoy a process that most kids only get to go through once. I can’t really blame him for that.

I think he will take plenty of visits, take all of his officials, but I think when it comes down to it he will be wearing purple and gold during his collegiate career.