5-star linebacker recruit Dylan Moses. (247Sports.com)

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5-star linebacker, Texas target Dylan Moses changes commitment date

Posted September 28th, 2016


LSU’s decision to fire Les Miles on Friday could have a trickle-down effect when it comes to recruiting.

An early sign of that may have come Wednesday, when five-star linebacker recruit Dylan Moses announced he was changing his commitment date. LSU is considered the favorite for Moses, who will now announce his decision on Jan. 1, 2017.



Moses was originally supposed to commit on Dec. 15, but told 247sports.com he has decided to push that back because of the high school championship game scheduled for the day after. Moses plays for national high school power IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

“I’m probably going to postpone my decision to Jan. 1 at the Under Armour Game because there’s supposed to be a (high school) National Championship game on December 16th and I don’t want my commitment the day before to be a distraction to my team, so I’m going to move it to the Under Armour Game,” Moses told 247Sports’ Josh Newberg.

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What does all this mean?

It’s difficult to say, but at one point Texas was the leader for the 6-foot-2, 235-pound outside linebacker who is considered the No. 4 recruit in the 2017 class. He backed away from that statement at The Opening in July, and the expectation is that the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, native will return home next fall.

Now, no one is quite sure how Miles’ firing will affect recruiting.

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