UNLV lands NorCal LB D.J. Moffitt

LB D.J. Moffitt

UNLV landed one of the top remaining un-committed players out West when Concord (Calif.) De La Salle linebacker D.J. Moffitt announced for the Rebels.

One of the biggest mysteries all year centered around linebacker D.J. Moffitt and why he was so lightly recruited. He's easily among the top 'backers in the region and has been for the last two seasons.

Moffitt played alongside USC bound Michael Hutchings and future Yale linebacker Victor Egu but was described by the Spartan coaches as the heart and soul of the defense. He's a player with the size and athleticism to play safety or stay at linebacker, is very active and hits like a truck.

"He had a lot of offers early on in the process but I guess he waited a little too long to accept one," Spartan DC Terry Eidson said. "Recruiting has really changed for me, things are a lot different now. I feel like colleges are offering so many more players and if you don't commit right away, that offer isn't around very often.

"I think that's what happened with D.J. I really thought he was going to end up at Colorado but then they had the coaching change. Arizona offered but filled up. Sam thing happened with a few other schools. UNLV was one of the few schools that still had a spot and even they said he has to come in next January as basically a greyshirt. I can't figure it out but they're getting an absolute steal for sure."

Eidson talked further about Moffitt and what kind of player he is.

"He's tough and very instinctive," Eidson said. "He was our best player in a lot of games for us. He's a natural leader and really competes hard. He never takes plays off and is one of the biggest hitters we've had here. He's a great football player, like I said, I don't know what I'm missing but I think he's going to go to UNLV and surprise a lot of people there and be a great player for them."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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