Riley Moses had other offers, but Nebraska was always the dream

Riley Moses had other offers, but Nebraska was always the dream
Senior defensive end and offensive guard Riley Moses (center) with teammates Carson Tatro (left) and Koby Head (right). Photo via Twitter.

GENEVA, NE – Fillmore Central defensive end, offensive guard and senior Riley Moses had an unofficial visit to Nebraska on Tuesday morning after being offered as a preferred walk-on Monday night.

Even before meeting coaches and touring the facilities, Moses already knew where he wanted to play football after high school.

“Growing up, I wanted to play for the Huskers so bad,” Moses said. “It’s just something every kid around Nebraska dreams of doing. With Scott Frost coming in, I feel like it was the right fit for me.”

Moses committed to Nebraska on Tuesday as a preferred walk-on. He’s just the second known walk-on commit of the Huskers’ 2019 class, joining Lincoln Southeast punter Grant Detlefsen.

The 0-3 start for Nebraska in 2018 has stirred up criticism and uncertainty from some, but Moses is confident when he looks to the future of the program.

“The (staff) right now is trying to change that culture,” Moses said. “We really want to come in right away and start pushing ourselves and just getting better everyday. We want to make sure we’re a good class for (Frost).”

Moses to chose to walk on with the Big Red after having scholarship offers from Concordia, UNK, Wayne State and Southwest Minnesota State. South Dakota State also offered Moses as a preferred walk-on.

Through five games with Fillmore Central this fall, Moses has a team-high 42 tackles along with two sacks and a fumble recovery.

“I just try to play for my teammates beside me,” Moses said. “I don’t really want to make it about myself. As long as I’m helping the team out, that’s what’s important to me.”

He’s also been a starting guard for the Panthers since his freshman year, and has eight pancake blocks to his credit this season.

“It’s always nice to be able to play more than one position,” Moses said. “I went to one camp this summer as a D-lineman, but I went as an offensive lineman for a few other ones. It’s just nice being able to play both sides.”

At 1-4 on the season, the Panthers will face top-ranked Aurora this Friday.

Hear the full interview with Riley Moses here.

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