Five-star linebacker Dylan Moses announced today via Twitter that he will be taking an official visit to Texas on October 15th. The other four schools that Moses will be taking official visits to are Alabama, Miami, UCLA, and Ohio State.
THE Official Fall '16 Tour pic.twitter.com/plkSQ2UBCg— King Ⓜ️oses (@Dylan1Moses_) June 28, 2016
Moses also stated that he will not be making his college decision until December, and that "every school will have a chance until then".
The standout athlete is currently rated as the number two overall player in the class of 2017. He has already had a bizarre recruitment, as the Baton Rouge native committed to LSU when he was only 15 in 2d013, but reopened his commitment in August of 2015. Since then, Alabama was speculated to be a heavy favorite, but in April, Moses named Texas as his new leader.
Moses would elevate an already stellar Texas linebacker core into being undoubtably the most talented group in the nation. In 2015, Charlie Strong landed the number one overall linebacker in Malik "the Predator" Jefferson. In 2016, Strong obtained another consensus top five outside linebacker in Jeffrey "the Shark" McCulloch. Dylan Moses may not yet have a menacing nickname, but he'll surely be an immediate impact on the field.
Dylan Moses' close relationship with Malik Jefferson may be a selling point for the recruit to commit to play in Austin. Moses has also noted that he admires Charlie Strong's affection toward his players. "He's a really good coach and is more involved with his players than anything. And then it's not just him, but it's the whole coaching staff, so for it to be like that, I was really impressed," Moses told Burnt Orange Nation in April.
The Longhorns will need to have a successful season in order to have a shot at who Sports Illustrated called "a rare combination of size, speed, strength, athleticism and toughness". Moses will be visiting when Texas takes on Iowa State, a team that the Longhorns suffered a humiliating 24-0 loss against last season.
Texas will especially need to make a strong impression against the Cyclones because some of Moses' other visits will take place during high stakes rivalries. Moses will be visiting UCLA when they take on USC, and will be in Columbus during the Ohio St. vs. Michigan game.
Dylan Moses can play college football at any school in the nation that he wants. While there are few moral victories in recruiting, Moses naming Texas as one of his five official visits must count as one for Charlie Strong.