America's top junior, five-star Dylan Moses expands on why Alabama is currently atop his list

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Dylan Moses is one of the most famous football prospects in the modern era and his recruitment recently took another turn as he placed Alabama atop his list.

Few high school football prospects have received even half of the notoriety that Dylan Moses has.

The class of 2017 athlete, identified as the youngest 5-star in Scout history, had scholarship offers before beginning high school soon before donning the cover of national outlets like ESPN: The Magazine. 

Prepping at Baton Rouge (La.) University Lab, he made an expected early commitment to hometown program LSU. But the continued courting from programs coast to coast caused him to reconsider with so much time before he has to sign a letter of intent.  Since, plenty of coaching changes across the national landscape have altered the front-runners in the race for his services to the point LSU now sits outside his top five.

Alabama, which was among the first programs to offer, has risen to No. 1 on his list.

"It got to this point when I saw the coaches leaving LSU and with coach (Kevin) Steele leaving the organization," he said. "That really just sparked something in my mind.

"Alabama was really another school I was looking at.  It was always right behind LSU, I've had the same type of interest that I had with LSU. Being that I have a really good relationship with the coaches over there, it's just something that I'm really looking forward to getting to know them more."

Moses, who can play either running back or linebacker at the next level, recently told Scout he actually prefers playing defense. Alabama was one of the initial programs to bring up both sides of the ball with the top player in the class. UA also holds verbal commitments from a trio of blue-chip junior running backs with fellow five-star Najee Harris as well as four-stars Cam Akers and Brian Robinson on board.

"At first they wanted me to play running back, but now since they have a couple running back commits in 2017, they're actually looking at me like an athlete now," he said.

Long fond of UA's scheme, the 2015 run to the national championship game has only furthered the notion.

"I love their defense, I love the way they play, I love the way they go out there and handle business," he said. "Coach (Nick) Saban really handles those defenses. It's never one-sided. It's always balanced."

Texas, GeorgiaFlorida and UCLA make up the rest of Moses' top group. He has no upcoming visit plans nor a timetable for a commitment.


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