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December 28, 2008MORE: U.S. Army All-American Bowl coverage | Army AA Bowl rosters | More all-star coverage
SAN ANTONIO - Less than two months ago, Richmond, Virginia offensive tackle Morgan Moses thought that he had it all figured out. During check-in at the U.S. Army All-American game, the Rivals.com No. 1 ranked offensive lineman in the country admitted he would've liked to commit on national television during the game. That was then, and this is now.
"I was going to do it here," Moses explained. "But some situations came up, so I'm looking forward to taking some more visits and enjoying my visits."
The 6-foot-7, 347-pound prospect was referring to the coaching change at Tennessee. When it was announced on Nov. 4 that Phil Fulmer would no longer be the head coach for the Volunteers, Moses' plans changed.
"That's a real good school," Moses said. "I hadn't visited officially, but I went there when they played Florida. The game atmosphere is crazy and you see over 100,000 people in orange just jumping up and down."
Now, the top ranked tackle says that he knows for sure that he will not be taking his talents to Tennessee, and he's cleared the slate in his search for a future program. There are three schools now in the running for his services.
"I have a visit set up for UNC on the 9th," he said. "I'm going to take one to Ohio State and Alabama, too."
There's not a date set up for OSU yet. Moses will make the trek to Alabama on the on the 16th, despite the Tide's stock recently declining in his eyes.
"At first they were talking to me about redshirting a year," Moses said. "I'm not taking them out totally, but I'm going to look at some other schools as well. I was looking to play my freshman year if I can. When I get to whichever school that I go to I understand that it all depends on how I progress in the weight room and how fast I learn the playbook."
Still, Moses says that Alabama is the only program that has told him that he would most likely not play his first year.
"A lot of coaches come and be honest," he said. "With my size and stuff, I feel I could play as a freshman. It's just all what I do when I get there."
The question as to where Moses will end up will not be answered any time soon. The Meadowbrook High School senior says that he will indeed not have any announcement to make until signing day.
"Things are getting hectic but I want to make the right decision," he said. "I don't want to commit and then de-commit. I'm glad I'm taking my time."