Michigan and Wisconsin Stand out for Moosman

Offensive lineman <b>David Moosman</b> from Libertyville, Ill high school is taking things slowly this summer. GoBlueWolverine Magazine spoke with the big OL Wednesday night to get the latest on his recruitment and to find out if he was heading up to Ann Arbor for Academic Day.

David Moosman camped at four of his top five schools this summer, taking trips to Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Notre Dame. He wasn't able to make it out to the final school on his list, UCLA, but is considering the Bruins and has ties to the west coast. "I've always been interested in UCLA. My coach played out here and my dad used to live in Los Angeles," he said. "I also have relatives in San Francisco." Libertyville defensive line coach Bryan Wilcox was a teammate of current UCLA head coach Karl Dorrell.

Even with the west coast connection, two midwest schools appear to have the total package for the talented lineman. "I'm looking for the best mix of good football, good academics, and coaches that I like," he said. "Right now Michigan and Wisconsin stand out in those areas."

Moosman made it up to the Michigan camp and was planning on returning to Ann Arbor this weekend for the Academic Day. Family obligations have interrupted those plans. "I wanted to go up but we have company coming this weekend so I'll be staying here," he said.

Most schools are recruiting the big guy for tackle, except for one. "I'd like to play tackle and most schools are recruiting me for that position," he said. "Michigan says they like me at guard. If the coaches feel like I'd be better at guard then I'll play there," Moosman said. Suddenly, laughter erupted in the background. "My girlfriend is trying to explain to my mom where the different positions line up," he said.

Speaking of mom, Moosman said she had a couple of peculiar choices for where she'd like to see her son attend college. "She wants me to either go to Hawaii or stay at the local community college," he said, laughing. GBW will go out on a limb and say that with the number of big time schools after her son, the "mom" factor may not win out in the instance.

Libertyville has been doing some traveling this summer with 7 on 7 tournaments in Iowa and Ohio. Their summer camp is just ending and practice will begin Monday as the prepare for their August 27 opener against Lincolnway Central. Moosman said he is concentrating on his season and will take his visits after the season. "I'll probably make my decision after I take all my visits," he said.

Moosman said he wants to major in business with hopes of going into finance or the stock market. "If I don't make any money in those then I'd like to teach," he said. He reports a 3.0 grade-point-average.


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