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12:51 PM ET 05.10 | The recruiting race for eighth grader Dylan Moses is heating up, with only 45 months until his National Signing Day: Mack Brown has offered the 6'1, 215-pound middle schooler. Texas has never offered a middle school player before, but those in the scouting industry seem to think that this kid is special: he's garnered eight offers, all from powerhouse schools, all without having played a snap of varsity football. The Baton Rouge native, likely to play outside linebacker in high school and then eventually in college, is easily the most coveted player in the class of 2017. The Longhorns join LSU, Alabama, Florida, Florida State, and others in the hunt for the athletically gifted youngster.

Dallas Morning News

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May 10, 2013  12:54 PM ET

Is this for real....I'd be curious to know if this type of move has worked out in the past? Can anyone recall when this type of projection was accurate?

May 10, 2013  02:24 PM ET

Madness. Absolute madness.

May 10, 2013  04:42 PM ET

Nice going Mack Brown... Now the kid doesn't have to worry about grades. Texas, get rid of that tool...

May 10, 2013  04:47 PM ET

TU meet Lane Kiffen....Lane Kiffen meet TU....

LOL

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May 10, 2013  06:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

AAhAhhhh i remember back in the day everyone was hammering LUS for this... Now they dickkk riding... HahahaandLUS lock if he still good in 17

Yeah, they be hatin' on Bama for it, too. Now they changin' their tune!!!!

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May 10, 2013  08:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

AAhAhhhh i remember back in the day everyone was hammering LUS for this... Now they dickkk riding... HahahaandLUS lock if he still good in 17

LOL, I remember a couple of years ago 99% of FN posters were complaining about LK and USC getting a "Verbal", from a 14 year old kid. Damn how two years can really make a difference!!!! :-)

May 10, 2013  08:45 PM ET

He'll grow to 6'8" or so by the time he has graduated from High School and do the intelligent thing, which is pursue a career in the NBA. Note that 6'1" eighth graders grow to 6'8" all the time. Note also that the NFL has very few (OK, some) 6'8" players. Very few. He's NBA bound if he has any sense at all.

May 10, 2013  08:55 PM ET

Silly at this point in his life to be discussing this, even on FN, which isn't known for in-depth thinking!

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May 10, 2013  10:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

You do know there is a difference between that kid Sc offered and Dylan

No..he doesn't

May 10, 2013  10:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

You do know there is a difference between that kid Sc offered and Dylan

No I don't, tell me all about it!!!!

May 10, 2013  11:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

You do know there is a difference between that kid Sc offered and Dylan

LUS, I waiting to hear from you!!!!! :-)

May 10, 2013  11:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

LUS, I waiting to hear from you!!!!! :-)

Maybe Default can tell me the "difference between that kid Sc offered and Dylan"??? How about it Default??? :-)

May 10, 2013  11:30 PM ET

The other schools who have offered him are UCLA, Nebraska, and Ole Miss. Quite an impressive list for not even being in high school yet.

May 10, 2013  11:36 PM ET
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No I don't, tell me all about it!!!!

The difference between David Sills when he was offered by Kiffin and this kid is that Sills had elite quarterback skills compared to kids his age. Dylan Moses is 6'2", 223 lbs, with a 4.46 40 yard dash, and a 38 inch vertical. Those skills are beyond rare for a child and comparable to even the most elite college football players. Or think of it this way: there is a reason this kid has 8 scholarship offers while Sills only had Kiffin's offer.

May 10, 2013  11:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

The difference between David Sills when he was offered by Kiffin and this kid is that Sills had elite quarterback skills compared to kids his age. Dylan Moses is 6'2", 223 lbs, with a 4.46 40 yard dash, and a 38 inch vertical. Those skills are beyond rare for a child and comparable to even the most elite college football players. Or think of it this way: there is a reason this kid has 8 scholarship offers while Sills only had Kiffin's offer.

Thanks for the info, but they are both 8th graders and we really don't know for sure how many offers Sills has, to this point, also Sills has already committed to USC, so why would anybody else recruit him??? Do you know how big Sills is or how fast he is in the 40???

May 10, 2013  11:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Thanks for the info, but they are both 8th graders and we really don't know for sure how many offers Sills has, to this point, also Sills has already committed to USC, so why would anybody else recruit him??? Do you know how big Sills is or how fast he is in the 40???

He is now listed at 6'3" 179lbs. But there is no further info at the moment. He is still solidly committed to USC. It's unlikely he will decommit.

 
May 10, 2013  11:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

You do know there is a difference between that kid Sc offered and Dylan

ya, this kid is probably 17 years old . been held back a few times. seems more like sec material.

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