QB Moses Alipate Will Not Enroll Early

Moses Alipate, a 6-foot-6, 228-pound quarterback from Bloomington (MN) Jefferson who committed to Minnesota in February, has decided to not enroll early, according to his father Tuineau. Alipate led the Jaguars to a 4-5 mark this season, losing to Eagan in the first round. Alipate will play in the Under Armour All-America Game, which will be televised Janaury 4th on ESPN.

Moses Alipate will participate on the Jefferson basketball team, according to his father. Alipate practiced with the team yesterday, which will open its regular season Dec. 12. He will join younger brother Marcus, a 6-foot sophomore guard on the team.

Alipate decided that practicing and then playing in the Under Armour All-America Game and then enrolling at Minnesota right after that would be a tough transition.

Moses Alipate led Bloomington 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 was the Jaguars' second-leading scorer on the hardwood as Jefferson finished 14-11. 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 as a sophomore 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.

He 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.

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