Rivals 100 running back Knowshon Moreno out of Middletown South, N.J. is currently running track to fill the void from football during the offseason. The talented tailback from the Jersey shore has seven written offers he knows of, but is being pretty close-mouthed about the recruiting process. What's the latest?
"Track is going good right now, we just finished up and won our conference," he said. "A couple of meets ago I came in first in the 100 and 200. The last meet I came in fourth in the 100 and first in the triple and long jump."
How has track helped the 5-foot-11, 205-pounder in football?
"It's definitely helping," he said. "It's made me faster and stronger, and it just helps with my speed and basic training."
Moreno still holds seven written offers that he's aware of from Rutgers, Maryland, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Michigan, Michigan State and Oklahoma.
Despite not receiving any offers in the last couple of weeks, how has the evaluation period been treating him?
"It's been nice and smooth," he said. "I was surprised to hear from Miami and Oklahoma just because they are big schools and really competitive, but I know I'll have to start narrowing my list of schools down soon and make a decision. Right now, all the schools are basically the same and no one is above anyone else right now."
This summer the running back plans to take in camps near home.
"I'm looking to go around the area and maybe in Maryland along with some other ones, but I don't want to go too far or anything."
As for a decision from the back, it looks like it'll be awhile.
"It'll be after the football season, I want to get that done first," he said. "I'm thinking it will be close to Signing Day."
Moreno was named all-area, all-state and all-city as he ran for 2,030 yards and 37 touchdowns last year.