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USC Football Recruiting: Top Prospect Dylan Moses Plans to Visit USC

Feb 19, 2016, 8:09 AM EST
Sep 12, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans players enter the field before the game against the Idaho Vandals at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 12, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans players enter the field before the game against the Idaho Vandals at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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Dylan Moses, the nation’s top recruit, told ESPN that he intends to officially visit USC and will trim his list from six to three before the start of the season.

Five-star linebacker Dylan Moses, the No. 1 prospect for the class of 2017, indicated Friday in an interview with ESPN that he plans to visit USC, along with UCLA, Alabama, Miami and Florida as his recruiting process steams forward.

The 6-foot-2, 220 pound outside linebacker and running back from IMG Academy recently named USC, UCLA, Alabama, Texas, Florida and Georgia among his top schools. He revealed that he will trim his list to three schools in either July or August, since he hopes to enroll early at whatever school he decides on.

As for what Moses is looking for when he’ll start to make his decision, he said that although he wants to play on a good defense with other talented play makers around him, it’s not all about football.

“I would like to have a relationship with my coaches, basically have that type of family thing,” Moses said of his criteria for selecting a school. “I want to feel at home.”

Moses’ desire for a family-type atmosphere could be found at USC with Clay Helton’s “Faith, Family, Football” standing out as his coaching motto. USC has also brought in a wealth of talent on the defensive side of the ball to surround a player of Moses’ stature.

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Still, it would be considered a major upset for the Trojans to pull Moses away from the likes of Alabama. Complicating matters, Moses de-committed from LSU in August last year but the Tigers may still be in play for his signature.

Moses also said he wants to make his announcement on ESPN, like last year’s top recruit Rashan Gary did this past Signing Day, though his early enrollment will obviously require an earlier date.

USC had a shot at Gary in the class of 2016 when they managed to get him out to Los Angeles for an official visit, but the defensive tackle signed with Michigan in the end.

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