Throughout the recruiting process Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Dwyer running back Jakairi Moses collected more than a dozen scholarship offers, but on Thursday evening brought it to halt with a commitment to Western Kentucky.
Speaking with WKU Insider, Moses said that he see's an opportunity to become a play-maker and perform for one of the nation's top young minds in first-year head coach Mike Sanford.
"I loved the offense they ran and I thought I can shine in it," he said. "The new head coach is a good person."
A two-time All-County selection and an All-State honoree following his senior campaign, Moses chose the Hilltoppers over Temple, Navy, Marshall and Appalachian State. He finished his final year of high school ball with 974 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns.
The Scout evaluation of the 5-foot-9, 185-pound back describes him as a shifty all-purpose back that has the ability to make defenders look silly when operating in space. He's a slippery runner that accelerates through the hole in a hurry, but Moses also does a nice job of stopping on a dime and changing speeds to gain the upper-hand on defenders.
The WKU staff agreed, telling their newest pledge that his abilities can help the team immediately.
"He said that he thinks I'm going to be a big player coming in because of my explosiveness and speed," Moses said.
He's scheduled to make his official visit the weekend of Jan. 20.