Big Ten Interest in Moorman

Indiana hosted Northville (Mich.) offensive tackle David Moorman, one of the top juniors in the state of Michigan, on Saturday for their clash with Missouri. Already with two offers, Moorman believes there is legitimate interest from the Hoosiers.

David Moorman has offers from Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan, and has been to several college campues already, but Saturday was his first visit to Indiana and he was impressed with what he saw.

"It was really cool," he said. "It was my first time ever in Bloomington. It was a really cool experience. There was a lot of farm land and then a college campus smack in the middle, that was pretty cool. The campus itself is beautiful. I got there early, so I got to walk around, see the buildings, the dorms, it was very cool."

After that, Moorman got to see the game and meet members of the staff, as well as receive a taste of what gameday is like.

"I got to watch their customary Hooser Walk from the basketball arena to the football stadium and that was very cool to see all the fans. They're really passionate about football. They really care about the game. The coaching staff was great. I talked to the offensive line coach [Greg Frey], he was a really cool guy. He has a lot of experience and recruited a lot of big time players. He got Taylor Lewan to Michigan. The facilities are cool, the stadium itself is cool, we saw underneath the stadium and the locker room. It was a great time and a great game. The 1st half was good, Indiana struggled in the 2nd half, but it was a great atmosphere."

Moorman is off to a strong start this season and after an impressive varsity debut last year, he has the film to continue to draw interest from more and more schools. This was the first time the Hoosiers saw him in person, so the process is just starting, but his 6-foot-5, 280-pound frame turned heads.

"I think they watched my film," he said. "This was the first time they got to put a face to a name because they didn't come to Sound Mind, Sound Body and I didn't go to their camp. As soon as they saw me and when they saw how big I was in person and we spent 20 minutes talking before the game. They seem interested. They say they like what they saw on film, they'll keep in contact and I hope to get back down to another game."

Coming up, Moorman will take another Big Ten visit and should continue to field interest from more and more schools.

"I'm going to Ohio State this weekend for the Wisconsin game, and I think Michigan is stopping by my school to see me this week."

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