What do you do if you are Nick Saban and you have just wrapped up the nation’s top recruiting class for the 2013 cycle, as well as having brought in the top class in five of the last six seasons?
Why, you skip 2014 (and ’15 and ’16, for that matter) and head straight for the star of the 2017 class, of course. Over the weekend, Saban and the Tide hosted a junior day, but one young man showed up who was not even a junior in high school — or even in high school at all.
And Dylan Moses absolutely wowed.
Moses was listed at 6-foot, 205 pounds over the summer, when he went to an LSU camp and earned his first scholarship offer, from Bama rival Les Miles. He is lightning fast, already posting a 40-yard dash at under 4.5 seconds.
Thus, why not at least let him know that he is welcome on campus, even if he has never even played a high school game before?
“We met with Coach Saban after lunch and he talked to Dylan about his future and what he needed to do to achieve his potential as a student and as a football player,” Dylan’s father Edward Moses Jr told AL.com. “When he said he was offering Dylan a scholarship, we asked a lot of questions just to make sure we knew exactly what he meant. Coach Saban said the Alabama staff believes Dylan has a chance to be the best player in the country in the Class of 2017 and they were ready to offer him a scholarship. That’s when the fireworks started going off in our heads.”
If you are doubting Mr. Moses’ abilities, just head to the tape:
The recruiting wars for Moses’ services have already begun. Where he plays his college football, of course, remains to be seen.
And if you are waiting to find out, well, just be patient.