Moeaki up to 10 scholarship offers

Louisville and Nebraska the latest teams to offer Wheaton, Ill. tight end

Warrenville South High School tight end Anthony Moeaki just keeps drawing attention.

"I'm up to ten offers so far," Moeaki said. "I was offered by BYU, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Iowa State, Kentucky, Louisville and Nebraska.

"The first to offer me was Illinois last August. I have been to Champaign a few times. I camped there last summer and that is when they said that they were going to offer. I took an unofficial to a game last fall and I went to their junior day last weekend.

"The latest two offers have been from Louisville and Nebraska. The Louisville one was kind of surprising. I hadn't received anything from them to that point and then all of the sudden I got an offer. I sent film to Nebraska about two months ago and was receiving mail steadily since then and they offered kind of out of the blue too."

"Package deals" have become a big thing in recent years with high school teammates wanting to play college ball together. Moeaki and Warrenville South offensive lineman Dace Richardson could become such a package.

"We're really good friends," Moeaki said. "We've talked about it a little if we liked the same schools. It wouldn't be a make or break to my decision."

Although Moeaki says that his offensive numbers weren't "all that good" last season, he was the leading receiver on his team.

"We really didn't pass the ball that much," he said. "I was the leading receiver with 23 receptions for 405 yards and four touchdowns, but my blocking is really good. I can do both equally well."

Moeaki is a big kid at 6-foot-4 and 250 pounds so it is easy to see why he could be effective at blocking. His speed, though, is a big reason college coaches are taking notice. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds.

At this point Moeaki is not claiming any favorites, though schools he has visited hold a slight edge.

"I've visited Illinois, Iowa, BYU and Wisconsin," he said. "I have a little brother in Provo, Utah that when I visited him I visited the campus. He's in grade school."

There is no doubt that Anthony would like to begin the recruiting process as soon as possible. He would like to get in some unofficial visits this summer so that he would not have to take any official visits that would interrupt his basketball season next year.

Nebraska's recent scholarship offer has perked Moeaki's interest. He knows that the tight end is an integral part of Bill Callahan's West Coast offense.

"I really like Nebraska a lot," Moeaki said. "I have always heard about their tradition and their prestige there at Nebraska. And with Coach Callahan being there now they'll be passing more."

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