Dylan Moses, 15, commits to LSU
ESPN The Mag: Dylan Moses
He's only 15 years old and still several years away from playing college football, but 2017 linebacker prospect Dylan Moses (Baton Rouge, La./University Lab) already has made quite a name for himself.
On Sunday night, he ended his recruitment early and gave a pledge to the hometown LSU Tigers.
How young is too young? How soon is too soon to offer a prospect? The earlier the offer, the more risk the college coaches will face. Tom Luginbill
The 6-foot-1, 213-pounder chose the Tigers over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Texas and many others.
Moses, only a high school freshman, announced his decision via Twitter and later confirmed it through text message.
His commitment doesn't come as a surprise considering his high school is within walking distance of Tiger Stadium and his teammate is LSU coach Les Miles' son. LSU also has commitments from two of his other teammates, senior Garrett Brumfield (No. 102 in the ESPN 100) and junior Nick Brossette (No. 16 in the ESPN Junior 300).
Moses posted a time of 4.46 seconds in the 40-yard dash at LSU's camp back in July 2012 when he was 14 and quickly earned a scholarship offer from Miles. The offer came 15 months before Moses ever played a game in high school. At the time, Moses said it was a dream come true.
"I've always wanted to play for LSU since I was a kid," Moses said then. "Now it's coming true in front of my eyes."
Moses, who appeared on the cover of ESPN The Magazine in July, is the Tigers' first 2017 commitment.