JR Tight End Prospect Anthony Moeaki

Already with 11 scholarship offers, tight end <b>Anthony Moeaki</b> from Wheaton, Illinois, likes the Big Ten and the Pac 10, despite having never been out west...

Tight end prospect Anthony Moeaki (6-4, 240, 4.7) of Wheaton Warrenville South (Ill.) has eleven scholarship offers. He says, though, he hasn't narrowed things down enough to have a leader.

"I really like the Big Ten and the Pac 10, but I don't really have a favorite school," said Moeaki. "When I was little, I really liked Florida St because I liked their uniforms and my favorite player was Charlie Ward."

Although denying a favorite, Anthony admits to liking UCLA, USC, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan St--and has offers from all, except the Trojans. He also has offers from Maryland, Louisville, Kentucky, Nebraska, Iowa St and BYU.

Anthony's brother, Larry, is currently a senior at BYU. He played OL for the Cougars, but is no longer on the team. Anthony also had another brother (linebacker John) play for the Cougs between '90-'94.

Anthony is a Mormon, but says that won't be a factor in his ultimate decision. "I haven't really thought about taking my mission. I'm not sure yet," he said.

He'll be attending the Iowa spring game on April 17th and will visit Michigan State on Apr 22. "I love Iowa City and I really get along well with the coaches. I feel really comfortable with Coach (Kirk) Ferentz. He's a nice guy and I like the offense he runs."

Anthony's first offer was from Illinois and he says the Illini are still recruiting him the hardest. "They are only three hours away, but that's not a factor. I have a lot of family on the West Coast (California, Nevada, Utah and Hawaii), but I've never been out there. I like the warm weather in California and UCLA is in a good location. The offense there is nice too because they use the tight end a lot.

"I'm looking for a feeling I have and how comfortable I am with all the players and coaches. Also, I want to play for an offense that features the tight end." Anthony finished his JR season with 23 catches for 405 yds and four touchdowns. He benches 290 and has a vertical jump of 30. "I run good routes and I catch the ball good. I'm also a good blocker and I'm real versatile. I want to improve my knowledge of the game and work on my strength and quickness."

Moeaki said he currently has a 2.5 GPA and is awaiting the results of the April 3rd ACT.


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