Moorman Passes Eyeball Test

The Golden Gophers visited Northville (MI.) High last week to see their four star offensive tackle David Moorman and felt after seeing him, he would fit perfectly at Minnesota

Northville (MI.) junior offensive tackle David Moorman impressed at the Rivals Midwest Showcase a week ago and heard rumblings the Gophers might be interested in offering him. With no contact before with Minnesota, that theory wasn't the greatest until quarterback coach Jim Zebrowski came into his school and gave him the eye ball test, which the four star highly regarded tackle passed with flying colors.

Later that night, he talked with offensive coordinator coach Matt Limegrover, who gave him the news he had received a offer from the University of Minnesota.

"I called Coach Limegrover that night and he told me that they wanted me and that I definitely passed the eye test and they have great big offensive linemen, so they offered me," Moorman told GopherDigest. "I was pretty pumped and it was good news. I have never talked to them before, so it was pretty surprising, but I am very blessed and I am honored to receive an offer from them. I wouldn't mind being a Golden Gopher."

"I know Coach Kill is doing a great job at Minnesota. Last year, they went to a bowl game and turned it around. A couple years they weren't kind of respected in the Big Ten, but I think last year they were a very respectable team. I like the direction the program is going and they invest a lot of money in their football facilities and the university. I am definitely going to take a visit there and it is like 8 hours away, so I will fly out there with my parents and hopefully check it out and see the coaching staff."

The 6-5, 275-pound tackle holds offers from Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Eastern Michigan, Minnesota, Northern Illinois, Ohio, Toledo, Western Michigan and Wisconsin. Still, he thinks he is on the verge of seeing some more offers roll in his way and plans on camping to get that extra exposure this summer.

"I think a lot of the Big Ten is close to offering me," said Moorman. "My school never really had a big time recruit and we never have had a tradition of having division 1 offensive linemen, so I am kind of one of the first guys at my school. My recruitment is starting to pick up and have had a good amount of interest from the in-state schools like Michigan and Michigan State, but they are taking their time with me. A lot of schools want to see me at camp before if they want to decide to offer me or not. I am just working to be the best I can."

"I will go to Michigan State's camp on June 1. I am going to the Sound Mind Sound Body camp and will be there for a day and at Michigan for a day. I will also go to Ohio State, Wisconsin, Illinois and now Minnesota."

As one of the top players in Michigan and in the Midwest, who ranks as the No. 28 offensive tackle and a four star recruit by Scout, Moorman is starting to get more options, but he is not afraid to pull the trigger anytime if he finds that right fit.

"If I feel like it is the time to commit, I won't hesitate to commit early," said Moorman. Right now, I plan on waiting it out a little bit and weigh out all my options."

"Some of the factors will definitely be the coaching staff first of all. My dad played college ball and he remembers he didn't really like his position coach that much and he said the head coach was great, but you spend most of your time with your position coach. I want to have a good relationship with my position coach and make sure he can be a father figure to me for the next four or five years. The next thing is probably just fitting in with the school. It is the right fit for me academically and I want a good business school. I want a bigger school that has a big atmosphere on game day and I want to play in generally the Midwest, so my family can come to my games."

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