Moses Staying Home

Mammoth offensive lineman Morgan Moses held a press conference today at Meadowbrook High School in Richmond, Virginia to announce that he would not be going far to play college ball. Moses chose the University of Virginia over Tennessee and the University of North Carolina.

Today, like many of his peers, Morgan Moses held a press conference to announce that he had come to a decision about what school he plans on attending this fall. The lecture room at Meadowbrook High School in Richmond, Virginia filled up quickly as family, friends, members of the media, the coaching staff and the entire football team (wearing their jerseys), gathered to hear the decision of the 6 foot 7, 330-plus pound Moses.

Before Morgan Moses came into the room there were only two hats on the table, North Carolina and Tennessee. However, after he arrived and just about a minute before the press conference started a Virginia hat was added to the mix. The Virginia hat just so happened to match the hood of the sweatshirt that was coming out from under the U.S. Army Bowl jacket he had zipped up.

Head Coach Bill Bowles started off the press conference by talking about his team a little and thanking everyone who was in attendance. "I appreciate everyone's patience this year, I talked to a lot of people all year long, and I hope that I got back to you in a timely manner. Morgan also talked to a lot of people as well. I hope that we were able to help and answer all of your questions that you had. This is a great tradition we have going here at Meadowbrook, we hope we can keep it going again next year. But right now this is Morgan's moment and the team's moment. So now, here you go, All-District, All-Region, All-State, All-Metro, Parade All-American, U.S. Army Bowl player, Morgan Moses."

"As coach said, this is a big honor today, not a lot of people get a chance to pick their top three choices on TV and in front of all these people. First off I would like to thank God for the position he has put me in today. My family has been great, and my teammates have too, without their support I would not be here. Our coaching staff is great also. They don't just coach us, but they prepare us to be young men in the world coming out of high school, they do a great job."

Moses then got down to business.

"Each of these schools is great, they have great coaching staff's and they all bring a lot to the table. UNC is great, I loved the coaches. When I took my visit I had a good time with all the players, but right now I just cannot see myself going to UNC." Moses took the Carolina hat off the table and proceeded. "Top two. Tennessee you know, what a great stadium with over 107,000 fans, in the SEC, great coaches, new coach Kiffin is great. This is hard, but I'm going to have to go with"…

Moses then stood up and unzipped his jacket, revealing his Virginia sweatshirt. Upon doing so he received a round of applause and some drummers from the school band fired everyone up with a quick beat. "Basically, I think that Virginia is a place that is going to support me academically as well as on the football field. They have a great program, and they send a lot of offensive lineman to the NFL, which is where I am hoping to get to. They have presented an academic plan that will help me succeed so I am going to go with it."

"A lot of schools talked to me about redshirting my first year. But because of my size and my strength, I don't know. If it happens it happens, it is just another year that will help me get prepared. I really don't want it to happen but if it does it, than it does and I'm OK with that." Moses also said that he really loved Tennessee and almost committed there, but the situation with the new coaching staff made him uncomfortable. "Virginia just felt like home. They have a good team with great players from all over. A lot of the good players from around here leave Virginia, and I just felt that I should stay home and represent my state."

There are still some uncertainties about Moses' academics, so attending a Post-Graduate school such as Hargrave Military Academy is not out of the question if he cannot qualify in time for the fall. "Right now, I don't see myself going taking a visit there. I am working hard with my teachers and counselors, and I am on track as far as I know to qualify. So as of right now, if things keep going I will be at UVA in the fall." Moses is just as confident about his chances of qualifying as he is about his game on the field. "I think I can go step right in and have some success. With my size and strength I think I can do well. We will see what happens when I get there but if everything goes the way I think it can, I can get some playing time my freshman year, who knows maybe even start. Hopefully I will be a starter for a few years and then God willing I will be fortunate enough to move on to the NFL. But we will see what happens when I get to campus and things get going. Gotta go call coach Groh now and let him know, I haven't talked to anyone yet."

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