Rivals.com doesn't think U-High and LSU prospect Dylan Moses is the top football prospect for 2017; but he's very close _lowres

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- All-Metro MVP Dylan Moses


University High running back and linebacker Dylan Moses, one of the nation’s top 2017 recruits, announced Monday on Twitter that he’s pulling his commitment from LSU.

Moses, in a 200-plus word post on Twitter, says the Tigers are still his No. 1 school and that he will make his final commitment decision by signing a National Letter of Intent on National Signing Day in February 2017. The U-High star committed to LSU as a 15-year-old in September 2013.

Moses’ tweet continues a busy off-season for LSU. The Tigers surged into No. 1 in the recruiting rankings for the 2016 signing class, getting a host of commitments in the early summer time. The program also had five players arrested in a month’s span starting in late May, including starting quarterback Anthony Jennings. A seventh player since January left the program Monday in defensive tackle Maquedius Bain.

This all comes three days before the Tigers open preseason camp Thursday. Players report Wednesday.

Edwin Moses, Dylan’s father, was unaware of his son’s de-commitment from LSU when contacted Monday. He declined comment until speaking with his son.

Dylan, in his post on social media, cites discussions with his parents in leading to his decision.

“After talking to my parents, I’ve decided to de-commit from LSU,” Moses wrote. “This was a very tough decision but was the right one for me.”

The player cites his understanding of commitment and how he committed at an age in which he didn’t fully understand commitment. He said in the post that he “loves” the LSU staff, naming recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson and defensive back Corey Raymond, Moses’ cousin.

“Now that I truly understand what being committed means, I want to think things through and make sure that the next time I commit, I will be signing a letter of intent and there will be no other schools in the mix,” Moses wrote. “I will be doing what’s best for me versus what is expected of me.”

Moses is a consensus five star prospect and a guy many believe is leaps and bounds ahead physically for his age. He’s ranked as the No. 1 in the nation for the 2017 class, according to 247Sports.