Toledo (Ohio) Central Catholic running back Paul Moses has seen several of his teammates get recruited to the Division 1 level with the knowledge that opportunity could come for him as well. Saturday night that became a reality with his first Division 1 scholarship offer.
"I talked with Coach [Vince] Marrow and he offered me a full-ride to Nebraska," Moses reported. "It came out of the blue. In the summer they had invited me to their camp, but I never thought they were going to offer me."
Saturday night's conversation with Marrow gave Moses more insight on the Nebraska program and also gave him a chance to learn what they like about his game.
"They said I am a hard worker and he has been watching me for a long time," Moses said. "I know they are a good school and have good chemistry down there."
Nebraska has also offered Moses' junior teammate and classmate, quarterback DeShone Kizer. Moses said he has not been able to discuss last night's offer with Kizer yet, but planned to do so.
Besides Nebraska, Moses said he is being recruited by Akron, Illinois and Pitt. He does not plan to make any decision on college until his senior year.
Toledo Central Catholic rolled into the second round of the Ohio State playoffs with a win Friday night. The 5-11, 200-pound Moses estimated his junior year stats thus far in the season at 500 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns. On offense he splits time with senior Amir Edwards at the running back position and he also starts at outside linebacker on defense. Moses has no position preference at the college level.
"I just want to go down there and play football, it doesn't matter where I play," Moses said.