U-Lab/Parkview Baptist top performers

The Baton Rouge area's top two middle school programs slugged it out this week at U-High. Each team came into the game undefeated, but only Parkview Baptist escaped with its record unblemished. At halftime, 2017 RB/LB/S Dylan Moses (U-Lab) was honored as an All-American. The 6-0, 210-pounder holds an LSU offer.

There was an extra charge of electricity in the air at the U-High Football Field earlier this week when Parkview Baptist visited the University Lab Cubs and Dylan Moses.

Moses gained national fame during the summer by earning an offer from LSU as an eighth grader, and he looked like a man amongst mostly boys at the PBS game.

He's a legitimate 6-0 and 205 to 210 pounds. Unofficial stats had Moses with approximately 75 yards on 15 carries with a touchdown and a two-point conversion against Parkview, which ultimately won the game, 28-16.

Back to Moses in a moment, but there were a few Parkview Baptist prospects with nice size and athleticism. RB Tyree Lomax (5-9, 175) has scored almost every time he's touched the ball this year (approximately 10-of-11 times). Lomax is reportedly relatively new to football, although he's a well-established hoops star. He can fly.

B.J. Gaines, a 6-0, 200-pound defensive tackle, reportedly has the ability to become the best to ever play his position at Parkview, a highly-successful, "elite" Class 3A program. Gaines is accompanied by DT Xavier Davis (5-10, 195). Those two clogged the middle all night and continuously pestered Moses and the Cubs' offense.

Kevin Dominique, a 5-10, 170-pound safety/wide receiver, plays with passion and a high motor. He's also a thoroughbred of an athlete. 2018 WR prospect Conner Joffrion suited up with the PBS eighth grade and made a spectacular leaping catch near the sideline.

While Moses made some brilliant moves with the football and definitely lived up to the hype, the PBS defense was able to slow him down with an aggressive, fast (and big) front seven.

Moses scored a touchdown and tacked on a two-point conversion. He took almost every snap of the game until late in the second half when the warrior came out for a breather. Moses administered his share of brutal hits from his inside linebacker position, and he also took a large number of heavy shots from the swarming PBS defense.

The highlight of the game was a run by Moses where he reversed field and basically took the ball from one sideline-to-another to pick up substantial yardage and a first down.

He has surprisingly mature lower body development with huge calves. Moses did an excellent job at linebacker where he made a couple of crushing tackles that elicited a buzz throughout the crowd.

On offense, U-Lab presented the opposing defense with multiple looks. They have one package that I like where Moses takes the direct snap at wildcat. He catches the ball well out of the backfield, and he's certainly an effective (more like "devastating") blocker.

Additional players to watch:

  • U-Lab athlete Frank Wilson, 2018 prospect and son of the LSU RBs coach/Recruiting Coordinator

  • U-Lab 2017 athlete Ben Miles (son of Les)

  • U-Lab 2017 OL Princeton Pines

    Pictured below: Dylan Moses (No. 2) presented with EastBay All-American jersey at halftime of U-Lab/PBS

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