Four-Star OT Looking At Buckeyes

Ohio State has already landed a number of offensive linemen for its class of 2009, but it still might add another before all is said and done. Four-star offensive tackle prospect Morgan Moses from Virginia is considering the Buckeyes. Find out how his future plans might include OSU and get the latest on Moses' recruitment in this update.

Ohio State is officially in the picture for Morgan Moses.

But according to Richmond (Va.) Meadowbrook head coach Bill Bowles, that's nothing new.

"Ohio State's been in it all along," Bowles told BuckeyeSports.com. "There's a lot of people and a lot of schools after him. I do know that he wants to take a look at Ohio State. He hasn't set up the official visit yet, but that's what his plans are. They haven't confirmed everything yet."

A four-star offensive tackle prospect as graded by Scout.com, Moses is pegged as the No. 9 player at his position in the country. The 6-7, 332-pound athlete has taken official visits to Tennessee and West Virginia and has also visited Virginia, Virginia Tech, Miami (Fla.) and Florida, but Moses is just now getting around to his second round of visits.

The reasoning for that is twofold. First, Bowles said his school's season ended late. Second, Moses has played in two prep all-star games this year, the second of which wrapped up this past weekend.

First up will be an official visit to North Carolina during the weekend of Jan. 9, and that is scheduled to be followed up with an official visit to Alabama. Although the final decision will rest with Moses and his family, Bowles said he has offered his star prospect some advice on how to pick a school.

"I think he has to be comfortable with the people he's going to be visiting with and he has to look at more than just four years down the road," he said. "I think that's going to be the big thing for Mo – where he feels comfortable at is going to be a big part of it. He wants to play and he wants to play early, so that's also part of it."

One source of concern is Moses' academic standing. Although Bowles said he does not know Moses' test scores or grade-point average, he said he thinks he will pass NCAA standards when all is said and done.

"He's going to be close on the qualifying but we feel like he's going to make it fine," Bowles said.

On the field, Moses lined up on both sides of the ball this season for Meadowbrook. On either side of the ball, Bowles said Moses has the physical skills that get the attention of opposing coaches.

"He's a very good run blocker," Bowles said. "He finishes well. He's a big kid. He's 6-7 and he's got really good feet. He's a really good athlete for a guy that size. He's definitely good enough to play at the next level and he might take it past that point."

There is no timetable to rush a final decision, Bowles said.

"He's had to sort through some things," he said. "He just wants to make a good decision and that's one of the reasons it's taking a bit longer for him, but that's fine. He's been the heaviest-recruited kid we've had in a long time as far as people from all over the country recruiting him."


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