Moses Joins OSU As Preferred Walk-On

We caught up with Columbus Watterson offensive lineman Andrew Moses at Monday's media day for the Ohio All-Star Classic. Moses has agreed to walk on at Ohio State, spurning offers from Toledo and other colleges. Click here for more.

When it came time to take the "Ohio State player" group shot at media for the Ohio All-Star Classic, a strange face jumped into the picture.

Columbus Watterson offensive lineman Andrew Moses, a member of the South squad in Saturday's Ohio All-Star Classic (7 p.m., Columbus Crew Stadium), told reporters at Monday's media day that he plans to walk on at OSU this fall.

The 6-4, 261-pound Moses could fit in at Ohio State as a lineman or long snapper.

"I see a lot of opportunity at Ohio State," Moses said. "Obviously, long snapping is a need that Coach Tressel has talked about. The guys who are doing that now are doing a good job. I'm going to go in there and see what I can do."

Moses reflected on his high school career at Watterson, including playoff runs and the 2002 state championship game.

"I've been there in the state championships in the mud and everything else," he said. "I've just picked up long snapping over the years."

Moses had considered Toledo, OSU, Harvard and Northwestern.

"Toledo offered me a full scholarship for football," he said. "I had a couple of offers from the MAC. I was offered by Elon. Ohio State thinks I'm capable in football. They obviously want me there and they think I have a chance to earn a scholarship after next year. I also wanted to be at a place that would be good for me if football didn't work out.

"I attended their camp and got letters from them. I really like the school. They have a really good honors program. Their political science program is one of the best in the country. It seemed like the place for me. I got some academic money. That is a chance to get a (football) scholarship."

Moses said he plans to major in political science and could consider attending law school down the line.

"I've always been interested in politics and history," he said. "You can get involved and help people through government."

Moses considers himself part of the OSU recruiting class, even if he is not on scholarship to start his college career.

"I went to the spring game and we hung out most of the day," he said. "They're a good bunch of guys."

Tickets for the Ohio All-Star Classic are available by contacting the Crew ticket office at (614) 447-CREW. Tickets are $10 each. There will be no live television. The game will be tape delayed on Fox Sports Net Ohio.


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