"I've been talking to Coach (Greg) Knox," Moreira said. "He's been saying good things and also talking to my mom. I showed him my National Underclassmen Combine video; he was impressed."
Moreira was named RB MVP at the Baton Rouge NUC Five-Star Showcase held a few months ago.
He ran for 77 yards on four carries with two TDs in last night's 50-0 win over Newman. Entering the game, Moreira (5-10, 210) was averaging nearly 10 yards per carry. He splits touches with several other running backs in the Patriots' extraordinarily deep backfield.
"Raekwon James and Prine Lewis are also going to Mississippi State," he said. "I called Coach Knox two or three weeks ago and told him who I was. He told me they're interested in me and asked how I'm doing. He asked about special teams because their running backs are on a lot of special teams."
Moreira has a former teammate (DE Torrey Dale) at Mississippi State, and the junior hopes to get an offer from the Bulldogs.
"I like Mississippi State a lot," Moreira continued. "Coach (Dan) Mullen is doing a great job. I'm planning on meeting him at the game.
Curtis is ranked second in the nation in the FOX Sports NEXT Top 50.
"The season is going pretty good," Moreira said. "We're running like we're supposed to, and we're throwing like we're supposed to. Our defense is awesome."
Moreira and James have combined for 10 rushing touchdowns. Last Saturday, Moreira gained 65 yards on five carries with a touchdown vs. Carver.
James (5-9, 175) carried twice for 62 yards with a TD vs. Newman. He had a season-high 74 yards with three touchdowns in the Patriots' season-opening win over St. Paul's.
Lewis (pictured below) is part of the rotation in the Curtis secondary, which is just as deep as the talent-laden offensive backfield.