November 24, 2008

Five-star OT looking at visits

Now that his senior season has ended with a 17-14 loss to Varina in the playoffs, Richmond (Va.) Meadowbrook offensive tackle Morgan Moses is ready to start focusing on the recruiting process. What schools will get a look and potentially an official visit?

"We lost a tough game so it was disappointing but we had a good senior season and we played hard," said the 6-foot-7, 347-pounder. "Now I guess I'm going to be talking to a lot more coaches and start to get my official visits set up. I was hoping to make my decision at the U.S. Army All American Bowl but I don't think I'll be ready by then. I think I'll need to take visits after that."

Moses has already taken an official visit to West Virginia so he has four such visits left to take. He has been playing phone tag with Ohio State coaches about a possible trip and he's talked to Alabama as well.

"I haven't been able to talk to Ohio State," he said. "They called my dad back but we weren't around. I'm interested in taking a look up there. With Alabama they want me to visit after their season is over so they have this weekend and then the SEC Championship Game so I probably won't be able to visit there until January."

In addition to the Buckeyes and Crimson Tide, Moses is interested in quite a few other schools.

"I've been to Tennessee a couple of times and would like to see who they hire as head coach," he explained. "I have a really good relationship with coach Scott there so hopefully he stays. I've also been to Florida and am interested in going back. West Virginia is still in there for me and I'm also looking at Virginia, Virginia Tech, Georgia and Florida State. You can put North Carolina in there a little bit, I visited there but I'm not as high on them as the others."

Moses, who is ranked as the No. 1 offensive tackle in the country, said the contact he's had with the coaching staffs at each school has been key.

"I have a good feel for coach Scott at Tennessee like I said and I like the coaches at Alabama, they want me to redshirt and come in and be like Andre Smith. Other schools don't think I need to redshirt and I'd prefer to play as a freshman, but I'll make my choice based on many different things."

Moses has no leaders at this time and hopes to begin scheduling visits soon. He will be taking an unofficial visit this weekend to Blacksburg to see Virginia Tech host Virginia.

"I'm looking forward to the game," Moses said. "It's between the top programs in state and I like both schools."

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