Moses announced Monday that he was decommitting from the Tigers because he still has interest in other schools. Moses said LSU is still his No. 1 school but he wants to explore all his options before making a final decision.
"This was a very tough decision, but I think it was the right one for me," Moses said in a statement he posted on Twitter.
Moses made national headlines when he committed to LSU almost two years ago, less than a month into his freshman year of high school. Moses first caught major attention in middle school, when he landed his offer from LSU and several other major programs. Scout crowned him as the first freshman to ever receive a five-star ranking, and he landed as the No. 1 recruit in the 2017 class.
Moses continued to field attention from other programs throughout his commitment to LSU. He's taken several visits but said as recently as early July that LSU would be where he ended up.
"I now realize that when you're truly committed to something, there's no room for others to compete," Moses said in that statement. "There shouldn't be any outside interest. I was younger and doing what I thought was right at the time. Now that I truly understand what being committed means, I want to think things through and make sure that the next time I commit, I will be signing a letter of intent."
It still appears though that other teams will have a difficult time beating LSU once Moses' recruitment is all said and done. Moses mentioned his strong relationship with several LSU coaches and that "there's definitely love there." The Tigers are still No. 1, but Moses is at least willing to give other programs a serious look.
"He's just trying to make sure that he's making the right decision," said his high school Chad Mahaffey. "I think it'll be tough for anybody other than LSU to probably end up getting him in the long run. But I'm sure he just wants to look around and see some places."
It's not yet certain what other schools are high on his list. Alabama was one of the first schools to recruit him after LSU, and he's visited Texas several times over the last couple years.
You can guarantee though that every major program will try to gauge its chances at courting the No. 1 player in the country.
This is a once in a lifetime deal and I wanna live this process up to the fullest. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/rgQ19YTORi— King ??oses (@TheDylan1Moses) August 3, 2015