Moses Alipate Commits to Minnesota

Moses Alipate, a 6-foot-6, 210-pound junior quarterback from Bloomington Jefferson, has committed to Minnesota. Alipate, the son of former NFL player Tuineau, is one of the top two-sports athletes in Minnesota's Class of 2009. Alipate is the second in-state junior to commit to Minnesota, joining Josh Campion, a 6-foot-4, 260-pound tackle from Fergus Falls.

Moses Alipate led Bloomnigton Jefferson to a 2-7 record this past year. He completed 67 of 146 passes for 907 yards with seven touchdowns and 12 interceptions. His two best games were in wins over Apple Valley and Eagan.

Alipate completed seven of 13 passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns in their 25-20 win over Apple Valley. He completed 13 of 25 passes for 269 yards and four scores in a 36-29 win over Eagan.

Alipate is the Jaguars' second-leading scorer on the hardwood as Jefferson is off to a 9-8 start with three consecutive wins. He is averaging 14.6 points per game and has scored in double figures in all but two games this season.

Alipate helped lead Jefferson to a 23-6 record last year as they advanced to the Minnesota Class AAAA State tournament. He averaged 8.9 points per game this season and scored in double figures in 10 of 29 games, including three of their four playoff contests. Alipate scored 16 points in the section finals against Minnetonka and had 14 in their state tournament loss to Apple Valley.

Alipate completed 79 of 187 passes for 892 yards with 13 interceptions and three touchdowns for the Jaguars as a sophomore, when they finished 0-9.

Alipate shined at the recent junior combine at the U.S. Army Game in San Antonio and he is expected to play in the All-American Game next year.

Alipate recently told GoldenSports.Net that he is getting plenty of recruiting interest.

"I am kind of hearing from everyone all over the nation. I'm getting a lot of letters from LSU, Ohio State. USC is starting to pick up a little bit. Boston College has always kind of been there. Florida, Miami, the whole SEC. All the Pac-10 and the Big-10."

Alipate said that he was getting plenty of attention from his homestate school.

"Minnesota has offer me a scholarship and they said I could walk-on as a basketball player, too. That is kind of nice to have. That is definitely something I am looking at," he said.

Alipate attended the Minnesota Gopher Junior Day along with Iowa's Junior Day. Alipate said that playing basketball helps him with his football game.

"It definitely keeps me in shape, because of a lot of running and coach does a good job of conditioning us," he said. "We expect a lot of us and it definitely helps with the conditioning part and how fast you make a split-second decision, so it definitely helps."

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