The Buckeyes top-ranked recruiting class isn’t close to finished. Tonight one of the nation’s premier 2017 prospects, 5-star linebacker Dylan Moses, solidified his intentions of making an official to Ohio State this fall. He’ll be on campus for the Buckeyes home against Michigan on November 28.
THE Official Fall '16 Tour ? pic.twitter.com/plkSQ2UBCg
— King Ⓜ️oses (@Dylan1Moses_) June 28, 2016
A 6-foot-2, 220-pound linebacker at Bradenton (Fl.) powerhouse IMG Academy, Moses originally hails from Baton Rouge and is a former LSU commitment. He committed to Les Miles and the Tigers in September of 2013 and re-opened his recruitment in August of 2015. He’s visited LSU, Alabama, Florida State, Houston, Florida, and Texas in the last year, with the Longhorns emerging as one of the leaders for his services.
He told SBNation‘s Texas affiliate, BurntOrangeNation.com that Charlie Strong’s program was his favorites in April.
“He’s one of my favorites because of his relationships with his players,” Moses said of Strong. “He does what he has to do. He’s a really good coach and is more involved with his players than anything.”
The Buckeyes has not yet received a visit from Moses, though he’s previously mentioned that they were like to receive one this fall. Ohio State’s coaching staff has made themselves at home at IMG, however. Two of the Buckeyes 2017 commitments – defensive backs Isaiah Pryor and Marcus Williamson – are teammates with Moses and will line up alongside him in the Ascenders defense this season.
Currently, Ohio State has two players committed that project as linebackers, though neither have played the position exclusively in high school. 4-star prospects Antjuan Simmons from Ann Arbor (Mi.) has split time between linebacker and running back while Olentangy (Oh.) Liberty athlete and Buckeyes legacy Brendon White has been at safety and wide receiver. White will play quarterback this fall, so his future position is sort of up in the air. The Buckeyes are also heavily involved with a pair of Texas linebackers, 5-star Baron Browning and 4-star Anthony Hines III, each of whom have visited the school recently.
Official visits scheduled this far out are in no way binding, so if Ohio State were to receive a commitment from a prospect like Browning or Hines, it’d not be a shock to see Moses’ plans change considering the tight numbers Urban Meyer’s program is working with.
The country’ top-ranked outside linebacker has his officials planned and there are no plans for a final college decision until after he completes them.
I won't be making my College decision until December. It's no specific day yet but every school WILL HAVE A CHANCE till then.
— King Ⓜ️oses (@Dylan1Moses_) June 16, 2016