NORTHVILLE, Mich. - With the third quarter winding down on a clear sunny Friday night, senior offensive tackle, and Wisconsin commit, David Moorman looked up at the scoreboard: 28-0 in favor of the Mustangs against Lakeland in the season opener.
His reaction? He knew he had done his job.
“I thought I did pretty good,” Moorman told BadgerNation, following Northville’s 35-0 opening victory. “I didn’t give up any blocks, and I think I made all my blocks. I could have done a little bit better finishing guys in the first half. I think second half I did that really well. I played aggressive and had a lot of fun. It was really good to get back out here and be in front of the home crowd in front of my friends and family. It was a lot of fun.”
Ranked the 289th overall prospect in the 2015 class, the Northville coaching staff makes sure to take advantage of the four-star offensive tackle’s 6-5, 290-pound frame. Moorman played on both sides of the football Friday night and continued staying aggressive.
After a convincing victory, Moorman knows he needs to keep building up strength for a long and grueling season still ahead.
“I need to strengthen up my shoulders still and I can get some more finishing strength out of my left arm,” he said, “but I am going to keep working on it and I should be good.”Following the game, Moorman answered questioned posed by BadgerNation insiders and free members.
BadgerNation: Do you prefer to play guard or tackle at Wisconsin?
Moorman: “I like playing outside, but I will play anywhere. Honestly, I like playing all five positions on the offensive line and I can play any of the five. Whatever gets me on the field, I like.”
Moorman: “I am a 100 percent Wisconsin Badger. That is all I got to say. They might come offering me and I will listen to what they have to say, but it won’t change my mind at all. I love Wisconsin, I am 100 percent and Badger is in my blood now.”
BadgerNation: What are your thoughts on your fellow Badger commits?
Moorman: “We have a great class right now. We got guys from all over the country. Some guys who were heavily recruited, and I love our class.”
BadgerNation: Do you plan to enroll early?
Moorman: “I was thinking about it, but I realized you are only a kid once and I just want to enjoy my senior year.”
BadgerNation: How active are you in recruiting other players to the Wisconsin program for 2015. If active, are there some "big" news coming?
Moorman: “I mean I am trying to get a couple other guys to flip their commitments like Mike (Weber) a little bit and Josh (Alabi), but I don’t know if that is happening. I got to talk to the coaching staff and pick out some guys to go after a little harder.”
"I am pretty active. I haven’t been as active with some guys recently because I have been focused on the season, but I pretty much recruit whoever the coaching staff tells me to go after. Me and Kyle (Penniston) do a pretty good job at that. I don’t know if there is any huge news coming, but I have heard that there (are) a couple kids out West that we could be getting soon. I don’t know if any big is coming, but I am sure something will come along.”
BadgerNation: How much weight do you need to put on to play in the Big Ten?
Moorman: “They want me to come in like at 305 or 310, and they said I will probably get up to 325 at most. I got the frame to do it and I love to eat, so that shouldn’t be a problem for me (laughter).”