The nation’s No. 1 player has given three SEC schools some of the best news they could receive heading into the new year.
Dylan Moses, a five-star linebacker from University Lab High School (Baton Rouge, La.), told SEC Country that Alabama, Florida, Georgia, UCLA and Texas are in his top five. He did say Oklahoma would be in the mix right now, but the Crimson Tide are his leader.
“They lead because of their defense,” Moses told SEC Country. “For me, I see myself in it, thriving and being pushed to the absolute limit. I also think Nick Saban is a fantastic coach and can adapt to any situation. If I could learn everything he has to teach me and master it, I feel like I can improve not only as a great player but later on as a better man as well. It’s not just about football with him.”
What’s most interesting about his top five is the exclusion of LSU, which to which he was formerly committed. When reports of Les Miles’ impending firing began to circulate, Moses sent SEC Country an impassioned message pleading for Miles’ stay in Baton Rouge.
But LSU did not make his initial top five. He explained why the Tigers didn’t make it in.
“There’s too many coaching situations going on right now, and (former LSU defensive coordinator) Kevin Steele just left, so there’s no defensive coordinator and no linebackers coach there for me to help me do my thing if I did decide to go there,” Moses said.
The 6-foot-1, 215-pounder told SEC Country at the time that if he doesn’t end up playing in Louisiana, that he’ll end up playing in the state of Texas or Alabama.