After originally planning on making his college commitment on December 15, five-star IMG Academy outside linebacker Dylan Moses has pushed his decision date back to January 1.
January 1, 2017— King Ⓜ️oses (@Dylan1Moses_) September 28, 2016
According to 247Sports, Moses said the reason for the New Years Day decision date was to avoid becoming a distraction for his IMG team, which could be in place for an opportunity at the high school national championship game.
“I’m probably going to postpone my decision to Jan. 1 at the Under Armour Game because there’s supposed to be a (high school) National Championship game on December 16th and I don’t want my commitment the day before to be a distraction to my team, so I’m going to move it to the Under Armour Game.”
While Moses didn’t note LSU’s recent decision to fire head coach Les Miles as a recent for his delayed decision, it’s possible that the elite talent will be using the additional two weeks to see what relationship he can develop with the new coaching staff, whomever it may be at that time. A name being tossed around quite frequently as Miles’ potential successor is Houston head coach Tom Herman, who has already been recruiting the Louisiana native.
Texas, Alabama, Ohio State, Miami, UCLA and Houston are all still being considered.
Moses ranks as the nation’s No. 4 player and No. 1 outside linebacker, per 247Sports Composite.