Two years ago, Dylan Moses made national headlines when he committed to the LSU Tigers. His commitment was unique since at the time, Moses was just a 15-year-old freshman at University Lab High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Now, as he prepares to enter his junior year, Moses has made the decision to decomit from the Tigers and reopen his recruitment. In a message posted on his official Twitter account, the 5-star phenom cited his desire to “think things through” and “live the process up to the fullest.”
Considering how unusual it is to see a prospect the caliber of Moses give a commitment to a program at such a young age, it’s not surprising that the highly touted junior has backed off the pledge in order to make sure that LSU truly is the right program for him.
Moses won’t be playing college football for another two years, but he’s already the most coveted and polarizing recruit in the country. A stud high school football player can only go through the recruiting process once in his life. It makes sense that Moses wants to enjoy the process and all the perks that come with it.
The goal is to make the best decision for the future. Luckily for Moses and his family, there’s plenty of time to figure out what the proper destination is.
Ultimately, the first instinct of wanting to stay in Baton Rouge and suit up for the hometown Tigers could turn out to be the right one, or maybe the coveted RB/LB could end up feeling more at home at a place like Alabama, Florida State, Texas or one of the many other premier programs that have offered him a scholarship.
It’s a life-changing decision—one that deserves the proper time and thought to make.