Freshman Phenom Visits Auburn

Freshman phenom Dylan Moses talks about visiting Auburn, having so many early offers, and much more.

Baton Rouge, La.--Although he's never played a varsity football game you can tell that Dylan Moses is going to be a standout for University Lab School. At 6-1, 217 and with better than 4.5 speed in the 40-yard dash, Moses already has offers from top programs such as Auburn, Alabama and LSU even though he'll just be a freshman in high school this fall.

Saturday Moses and his family stopped in at Auburn to check out the Tigers following a visit to Georgia for Dawg Night on Friday and a camp at Alabama on Sunday. Spending time with Coach Tim Hortona and learning about the running back tradition on the Plains, Moses says that he really likes what he sees from Auburn so far.

"I loved it over there," Moses says. "They treated us like family and like they really wanted to know about us. It was just a good feeling. I felt like they really wanted us there.

"The coaching staff was great," he adds. "I loved it there. They were kind of like the Ole Miss staff. They told us stuff we needed to hear instead of what we wanted to hear. They were great people. I liked them a lot."

Having already visited some of the top programs in the country, Moses says Auburn's facilities stack up with any he has seen and he especially liked the strength and conditioning aspect of things for the Tigers.

"The facilities were great," Moses says. "I liked that part a lot, especially the weight room. I like weight rooms. I liked the training room a lot too. I saw a lot of stuff that reminded me of Alabama like having doctors around. I like that too."

With his most recent offer coming from Georgia, Moses is quickly adding to his list of top schools already on board. Saying the Tigers would be in his Top 10 along with everybody that has offered so far, he notes that he doesn't plan on getting his decision done anytime soon. With still four years of high school football ahead of him that makes everything he's doing now just prep work for when the real thing comes along.

"We're trying to make it a friendship down the road," Moses says. "It's going to help down the road for me. I have just been enjoying the process. I haven't gotten the big head or anything. I'm still the same person."

Something that should help keep Moses grounded is playing on the same team with talented 2015 tailback Nicholas Brossette. A physical back that is expected to carry the load the next two seasons with Moses playing more linebacker, the freshman phenom says it's going to be a good thing for him to have someone to lean on.

"It's actually good because he's a good running back," Moses says. "I know I'm going to be learning a lot from him. Being that he's going to be in front of me for two years he's going to teach me a lot of stuff. I think it's going to be pretty good."

Now with plenty of time left before he needs to start worrying about a decision, Moses can just enjoy the long ride ahead of him. With the pressure mounting more and more with each passing year, he says it's just hard to believe it's happening this fast and this early.

"I thought it would happen like my junior or senior year," Moses says. "People have been telling me to take it slow and worry about my grades first and things will take care of itself and just weigh out your options at the end."

Order the 2013 Inside the Auburn Football Tigers Guide


Inside The AU Tigers Top Stories