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5-star Texas LB target Dylan Moses stays humble in spite of the hype

The Louisiana native is the top-rated outside linebacker in the class of 2017.

Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy linebacker Dylan Moses is one of the highest-rated recruits in the entire 2017 class, but that doesn’t mean the Texas Longhorns target is arrogant.

In this feature on the Baton Rouge native, Moses is described as an introverted player with long-term goals in mind for when his playing days end:

And the hype started early for him — Moses received his offer from LSU in the eighth grade and was on the cover of ESPN the Magazine three years ago, before he even began high school.

The prospect stands 6’2, 235 pounds, according to his 247Sports profile, and is rated as a consensus five-star outside linebacker. While he’s widely thought to be favoring LSU, Alabama and Texas are both listed as “warm” and the ‘Horns briefly held the lead in his recruitment following a spring visit.

Moses is not originally from Florida. He hails from Baton Rouge, joining IMG for his senior season, which explains much of his relationship with LSU.

“I just wanted to come here and surround myself with people that were on the same level as me, and people that have the same mindset,” he says in the clip.

In spite of it all, coaches say Moses remains a level-headed, humble player who leads by example. While he’d succeed at almost any position, he’s focused on the linebacker position, where he’s likely to line up in college.

“It’s mainly because I like to hit people,” Moses says with a laugh.

Once his playing days are over, he hopes to open a training center in Houston for inner-city players. Considering how well he plays, it could be a very long time before that happens.