It's been an exciting summer for Diboll, Texas athlete Gilbert Moye who has been awaiting a return to varsity football and has gone from having a few offers to several.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder is at Diboll after transferring from Jasper when Hurricane Rita came through and destroyed his home. Living with a family member in Diboll, UIL rules forced Moye to sit out one full year from varsity sports. With his first varsity start approaching and several offers in hand, Moye is ready to get going again.
"I start back on Sept. 29 and I'm not going to hold anything back," Moye said. "I've got to let it all out. Everybody is excited. They can't wait. They're already getting tickets and it really turned out better than I thought."
Moye, a dual-threat quarterback at the high school level, is being recruited as an athlete by several schools. Scholarship offers have really started to roll in and Moye says that LSU, Texas A&M, Iowa State, Nebraska, TCU, Colorado, Missouri, and Houston make up his current list.
LSU coach Bradley Dale Peveto has struck up a relationship with Moye and the Tigers currently lead for the state's No. 70 ranked player.
"They're showing me the most attention for sure," Moye said. "Coach Peveto is a great guy right there. I really like him a lot."
Official visits are already on the mind of the talented Lone Star prospect.
"I want to get out to Missouri for a visit and I also want to head up to Colorado as well," Moye said. "I'm probably not going to make a decision or anything until after the football season."
Moye says that despite not being able to play his junior year at the varsity level, it's taught him a lot.
"I just learned that you have to take your time with things and wait it out sometimes," he said. "Good things will come in the end."