UHS’ Moses claims top spot on list of football recruits

Sophomore jinx? That’s not among the many expectations for University High sophomore Dylan Moses.

Moses, who committed to LSU in September, added to a growing list of accolades on Monday by claiming the top spot on the 247Sports list of top football recruits for 2017.

“It means a lot to me,” Moses said of the 247 honor. “It was one of the goals I set for myself when I was younger, and I’m happy to achieve that. I know I’ve got a lot of work ahead of me if I want to maintain this for three years. It won’t be easy.”

As a freshman, the 6-foot-2, 225-pound Moses helped lead the Cubs to the District 7-3A title and a runner-up finish in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s select Division II.

Moses netted All-Metro and Class 3A All-State honors as a linebacker by compiling 158.5 tackles, including 13 tackles for loss and six forced fumbles. He also played running back for UHS, rushing for over 500 yards and averaging 15 yards per carry to place second on the team behind another LSU commitment, senior Nick Brossette.

“That’s another nice honor for Dylan,” UHS coach Chad Mahaffey said. “He’s done a lot of outstanding things in a very short period of time, and he’s handled all of it so well.”

It is the second major preseason honor for Moses in recent weeks. He previously received preseason All-America honors as a linebacker from MaxPreps.

“Right now I’m just enjoying the moment,” Moses added. “But I know soon that I’ll have to put this on the side and focus on the goals we (UHS team) have for the season.”