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Linebacker David Moffitt Names Two Leaders

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De La Salle High School in Concord, California, has one of the most recognizable prep football programs in the country.

It’s rare for a high school football team to make national headlines, but De La Salle has made it a habitual practice.  This is a school that won 151 games in a row (from 1992 until 2004).  A school that has been named High School National Champion seven times.  A school that has produced NFL stars like Maurice Jones-Drew and D.J. Williams.

Naturally, a school with those kind of credentials are going to continue pumping out talented football players to BCS heavyweights.

This year, De La Salle has four big time prospects: Michael Hutchings (linebacker), Austin Hooper (defensive end), Victor Egu (linebacker) and David Moffitt (linebacker).  As you can see, the Spartans had a heck of a linebacking corps.

Two of the three linebackers- Hutchings and Egu- have already committed to a school, Southern Cal and California, respectively.  That leaves Moffitt as the last available- for the time being.

Moffitt has named a top three of Arizona, Nevada and Colorado, with AZ and NV having the slight edge.  His official visits, as he’s indicated, will be the biggest factor in where he plays next year.

Moffitt will be a good fit for any of those teams. Here’s why…

Nevada is losing all three of their starting linebackers to graduation, making playing time as a true freshman very realistic.  He has the necessary size and speed (6’2” 205lbs) to play in Arizona’s 3-3-5 stack, and Colorado’s coaching change means the depth chart is essentially etched in sand.  So it’s very possible for Moffitt to get early snaps wherever he goes.

If I had to speculate as to where I think he’s headed, I’d lean towards Arizona.  He’s a really good fit in their defense, and Rich Rodriguez looks like he’s very comfortable in Tucson.  Their coaching stability, BCS conference affiliation and defensive scheme have to be the biggest selling points.

Is he the next big thing to come out of De La Salle?  Who knows at this point, but it’s going to be fun to wait and see.