BEAVERTON, Ore. — At one point, Dylan Moses’ top school was Alabama. From the sounds of it, the Crimson Tide is slowly fading in Moses’ recruitment despite him set to take an official visit to Alabama in October for the Kentucky game.
Moses told SEC Country at The Opening, a premier camp for the nation’s top high school football players held at Nike world headquarters, that he is concerned about Alabama’s depth chart at linebacker.
“Alabama is great,” Moses said. “I saw that they got two more commitments (in 4-stars Markail Benton and VanDarius Cowan). It kind of has me a little iffy about it because I don’t really know how I fit inside that. I’m still trying to look at that.
“They keep telling me that they have room for me, but just looking at it, all of the linebackers they have there now — and with two more (recent) linebacker commits — they’re probably going to get some more. I’m trying to think about it.”
The 5-star linebacker from IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) recently named Texas his leader, but he isn’t claiming any school on top right now because of the “confusing” and fast-changing recruiting landscape.
Moses said he’s still considering Alabama, but it’s clear that his feelings on the school have changed.
“It’s mainly about playing time,” Moses said. “If you have a whole bunch of 5-star linebackers over there already, why get some more? I still have love for Alabama. I really do. But I’m still trying to think about that aspect.”
Alabama has three linebacker commitments in the Class of 2017: Benton, Cowan and another 4-star in Gary Johnson. The Crimson Tide would like to sign at least one more to its current haul.
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Chris Kirschner covers Alabama football recruiting for SECCountry.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play in Bryant-Denny.