In the final weeks of recruiting, many players are looking for offers and taking visits when college coaches come a calling.
Matt Moss of Huber Heights Wayne has already seen one of his teammates; Mike Mickens give the Bearcats a verbal. Will Moss earn an offer during his official visit?
That is the question Matt and others are asking.
A great physical talent, Moss made the move from a small level high school to big school program Huber Heights Wayne. The move was going well until an injury forced Moss to miss a few weeks starting in week three.
The layoff took its toll on Moss. When he came back he was missing a step and didn't recover until the final weeks of the season. The injury didn't stopped college coaches from looking at the 6'3" 235 lb. multi-position athlete.
Moss played running back and linebacker while at Milton Union saw his move to Wayne make him a defensive player only. Some have projected Moss to play TE at the next level. While he's got the athletic ability to do this, I see him playing on the defensive side of the ball. The biggest factor for Moss will be how much weight he can gain while keeping his speed. At this time I project him to play defensive end at the college level.
The biggest question for Moss has been on the academic side of recruiting. With the moves from three different high schools Moss is said to be behind in having his core academics finished. In talking with Wayne Head Coach Jay Minton he said the following about Matt. "Matt is working real hard on his grades. He has a qualifying test score and if he stays on track he's going to be real close."
With the move to the Big East, one thing the Bearcats can do is recruit athletes that need to prop. Several Big East schools use the Prop rules to bring in players that are just short making the mark under NCAA rules.
This past season I saw every game Moss played, while he showed great athletic ability, I feel he can still take his game to another level. This will be an interesting call by the Bearcat coaches.