Back and forth for Moosman

Illinois offensive lineman continues to favor Wisconsin and Michigan

Libertyville (Il) OL David Moosman (6-4, 260, 5.3) still favors Wisconsin (visited) and Michigan (visited). They lead solidly over Iowa (visited), Notre Dame (visited) and UCLA. "Both Wisconsin and Michigan are tied for first…I go back and forth between the two all the time," says Moosman. "I keep shifting my focus on what I want in a school. I just wish one of them would bounce out from the rest instead of all of them just bouncing around.

"Wisconsin has a great coaching staff and I really like the town of Madison. They also have a great business school. I've been able to meet a couple of the players, and they seem like some real hard-working guys. There's a great atmosphere over there to play in, and they have a solid offensive plan. They have a good young quarterback that I hope will mature by the time I get there.

"Michigan is a solid program always. Their strength and conditioning coach (Mike Gittleson) has been around for a long time and he knows what he's doing. Right now they're not playing so well, but they're always among the best. They also send out a lot of NFL guys.

"Iowa has a good weight training coach and I think coach (Kirk) Ferentz is great. Their OL coach (Reese) Morgan is one of the best around. I'm pretty sure that their entire offensive line went to the NFL about two years ago, aside from one guy that decided to go to Harvard medical school. They're doing well--except that they recently lost to Michigan. These two teams seem to always bounce back and forth between each other.

"Notre Dame has a good history and a great tradition. I like tradition because I have that at my high school. They have some of the best academics, and a degree from there would help me get a good job after college. They beat Michigan and Michigan St, but they lost to Purdue--pretty bad too.

"I don't know too much about UCLA, but my coach went there and my dad's lived in LA for a while, but not now. I guess I've always had an interest in living out there too."

All schools have offered. Other offers include Kansas, Kansas State, Northwestern, Illinois, Arizona, Arizona State, Minnesota and Michigan State.

Moosman says he will officially visit Wisconsin (12/4), Michigan (12/11), Iowa (12/18), Notre Dame (1/8) and UCLA.

Five game (5-0) stats: 40 pancake blocks; 1 FR-40 yds, 10 tackles/2 asst sacks

2.9/26 ACT/no retake.

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