It's still a few years away, but the LSU Tigers football program have already landed one of the most highly coveted recruits of the 2017 class.
Versatile athlete Dylan Moses has committed to join the historic SEC powerhouse as of Sunday, according to Derek Ponamsky of BayouBengalsInsider.com:
The projected top player in the nation in the Class of 2017, Dylan Moses just committed to LSU. Huge pick up— Derek Ponamsky (@DerekPonamsky) September 23, 2013
How will Dylan Moses handle the spotlight?
Moses is projected by many to be the top player in the country, and in choosing LSU, he is staying close to home. The prodigy is in the midst of his freshman year at University Lab High School in Baton Rouge, La.
Matt Boudreaux of NBC33 and FOX44 reveals Moses' mother isn't exactly thrilled with the commitment:
Just talked to Dylan Moses's mother. Momma ain't happy. She said she had no idea he committed and didn't want it to happen this early. #LSU— Matt Boudreaux (@MattBoudreaux) September 23, 2013
Many top-notch programs had already come through with scholarship offers, encompassing the likes of Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, UCLA, Nebraska and Texas.
According to 247Sports.com, the 6'0", 217-pound Moses is in line to play either running back or outside linebacker. In high school, he's likely to play both.
At just 15 years old, it will be intriguing to see how Moses develops physically over the next few years ahead of his time with the Tigers, and what type of arc his career will take with this much early hype.
As the feature from ESPN the Magazine highlights above, Moses was a self-described "standout" from the LSU football camp he attended as an eighth-grader. He made enough of an impression to get a scholarship offer after showcasing his talents there.