Top Tackle Taking Time

West Virginia continues to fill out its 2009 recruiting class at the offensive tackle position, and one of its biggest targets, in terms of both size and evaluation, still has the Mountaineers among his schools of interest.

Meadowbrook (Va.) High School's Morgan Moses took a midweek visit to WVU during June, and was scheduled to return for the one-day camp on Sunday, June 29. He didn't make it in for that camp, but nothing in the way of disinterest for West Virginia should be read into that.

"I am going to go back to West Virginia, I just haven't rescheduled it yet," said Moses, who checks in at a massive six feet, seven inches and 330 pounds. "I'm still wide open on schools, but West Virginia is right in there with them.

"When I was at West Virginia, we mainly went through the football complex. There were a lot of things I liked, that I saw, including the field and the stadium."

While some reports have Moses narrowing the field of his interest list, the affable offensive tackle reiterated that he has not ruled out anyone yet. He clearly stated that he will take most, and perhaps all, of his allotted five official visits, and that his decision on a college team likely won't occur until after his senior season.

"I want to get the chance to visit the schools I am interested in and take all the official visits I can," Moses said. "Right now, I don't know who those visits will be."

West Virginia looks to stand a good chance to get one of those, as Moses has reiterated his desire to see the school again. The recruiting efforts of commits Tajh Boyd and Logan Heastie could also play a role, although Moses indicated that the attention paid to those might be a bit overblown.

"I am good friends with Tajh, and when I talk to him, he doesn't pressure me about coming to West Virginia. We just talk about football. He doesn't push me. I know he wants me to come to West Virginia, but he doesn't push it on me."

On the field, Moses is preparing for what he expects to be an outstanding senior season, but he isn't resting on his achievements to date.

"Right now, I am a good run blocker, and a solid pass blocker as well, but I want to work on my overall game. I have room for improvement in everything, so I want to work on all of it. There's not one thing I can single out."

For now, Moses looks to be concentrating on his final season of high school football.

"This should a good year for us," he noted. "We lost ten seniors but we have a good number of people back that played last year. Derrick Tinsley plays beside me on the offensive line, and he's a three-year starter. We should have a good line. Our quarterback has started since we were freshmen, and he's very good too. I expect us to pick up where we left off last year, and have a good year."

Once he does turn his full attention to recruiting, Moses is looking for stability in his college choice.

"I am interested in playing time, and I want to play with good players and win," Moses commented. "But I also want to play for the same coaches my whole career. I don't want to go through coaching changes. I want them to be there the whole time I am there."

Moses is the #10 ranked offensive tackle by

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