Shreveport (La.) Calvary Academy 2015 defensive tackle T.D. Moton saw the flood gates open and the offers pour in this spring. Baylor was the first in May, but they were soon followed by Florida State, Georgia, Arizona, Ole Miss, and several others.
The 6-foot-4, 310-pound standout has wasted little time whittling down his list with six schools currently at the top.
"I have USC because I'm like the second defensive tackle in the nation they offered for the 2015 class and the first in the South, East, and North. They've only offered one other and he lives in California," Moton said. "Texas A&M. Alabama is about to offer me soon probably when I go to their camp. LSU, I'm the only defensive tackle they offered in the nation. Florida State, Georgia, all those schools. I just narrowed it down like that because of the d-line coaches. There's a lot of good d-line coaches."
On Monday a seventh joined the list of favorites when Notre Dame extended an offer.
Of those seven, there are three who stand out just a little more.
"Well USC is one of my favorites, LSU, and Alabama," Moton said. "Those three standout so far."
And of those three, Moton admits USC is "probably" at the very top for a big reason.
"Coach Orgeron, I have a pretty good relationship with him," Moton said. "I haven't talked to him in a minute but he's a great guy and he's from Louisiana so he can help me cope with not being in Louisiana if I decide to go there."
Moton is not done narrowing things, he also plans to make a commitment soon.
"I'm probably going to commit before the school year starts," Moton said.
Before he announces any decisions he plans to camp at Alabama and LSU in July, and even after making a decision he plans to take unofficial visits in the fall.
"I know I want to see some of the games," Moton said. "Alabama games, LSU games, Texas A&M games…"
On Sunday, Moton was in attendance at the Rivals250 Underclassmen Challenge presented by Under Armour, and he enjoyed the day in Texas.
"There was a lot of competition and a lot of good o-linemen but I think I did great out here so I'm not really disappointed with anything," Moton said. "I think it went well."