Gators offer a rare 2017 prospect

On Monday, the Gators extended an offer to underclassmen but not a 2015 prospect or even a 2016 prospect but to a 2017 prospect.

Baton Rouge (La.) University Laboratory School athlete Dylan Moses has picked up offers from LSU and Alabama already and on Monday, he picked up his third SEC offer.

“Coach (Will) Muschamp offered Dylan while I was on the phone with him,” Edward Moses (Dylan’s father) said. “Coach Muschamp watched some of his film but he wanted to see Dylan against bigger kids, so we sent him film of Dylan at a football camp last month.  He said he wanted Dylan to come down for a camp or a visit this summer. We plan to come down for one of the one a day camps in June this summer.”

For the 6-foot-2, 223-pound Moses, this offer was a special one for him and one that he was looking forward to receiving.

“This offer is a little bigger than the Alabama one for me,” Dylan Moses said. “My favorite running back is Emmitt Smith and I’ve tried to model my game after him.”

Moses’ father says that Emmitt Smith is a big reason as to why Dylan likes Florida and wanted the offer.

“His uncle lives in Florida, so that’s one reason,” Moses said. “Also, he has always wore #22 because of Emmitt. I think that is the link to why he likes Florida.”

The 2017 prospect is listed as an athlete because he plays multiple positions in high school.

“He was playing linebacker on Monday in practice,” Edward Moses said. “But he also plays running back so I think schools will evaluate him as time goes on and how big he gets. We have some tall people in our family but Dylan jumped to 6-2 in a hurry, so he may get taller or he may stay the same.”
With still a long time to go in his recruitment, one thing is for sure, Moses is very mature for his age and handling the pressure and attention in a positive way.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.