Haidyn Moten is a 6’1 185lb. well-rounded athlete starting as QB and backup WR/FS out of Collegiate High School in Baton Rouge, LA. Moten’s build at Quarterback allows his mobility and speed to not always be in the pocket, bringing on a great playing style. Moten plays as QB for Collegiate but has the versatility to adjust to any position assigned on the field. Moten’s original position was Wide Receiver where his passion lies but by coming to Collegiate, he served as the last resort for the starting QB position. It took hard work, dedication, and resilience that allowed Moten to quickly adapt by sophomore year. The Class of 2024 prospect from Opelousas, LA, maintains a current 3.6 GPA and a 4.7 40-yard dash, and repping #1 as a team leader. This is a Diamond in the Rough that coaches at the next level would want in a team leader/QB.
When did you start playing football?
I started playing football in the 6th grade for Collegiate Academy.
Do you play any other sports?
I just started playing basketball in my sophomore year, so 2 years now.
Is there anything you want coaches to know about you?
I am ready to work, and I am down for any challenge.
What do you bring to the table for the Collegiate Football program?
I bring leadership, as a QB you need to be a leader. I bring leadership, my abilities, my work ethic, and my talents are all brought to the table.
Which NFL player serves as a role model to you and why?
I would say Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase because I always had the heart of a receiver, and I like how they run routes so smooth and clean.
How do you build trust that your receivers will execute the play?
To build trust, you got to work outside of the field and build that trust and relationships, going places, working out, and really just team bonding.
How do you remain calm when you find yourself working under pressure?
Under pressure, I think of smooth things. Let’s say when I am deep in 4th quarter, 1 minute left on the clock, I try to stay calm and think of things I like. I stay calm regardless of the score, time, crowd.
What are the advantages your height gives you as a QB?
Being 6’1 as a QB I don’t always have to be in the pocket. There are 6’5, 6’6 quarterbacks who don’t have the same mobility as me. I can always move around fast with my size.
What have you learned about yourself while playing football?
Coming to Collegiate, I learned that I could play QB. It was a rough start adapting but by the middle of sophomore year I adapted quick.
If you could go back and give your younger self any piece of advice right now, what would it be?
Don’t stress it and just have fun. When I was younger before any game, I would always be so nervous. I used to just play to play, and I didn’t have fun. Now, I am having so much fun playing the sport I really love.
What do you think sets you apart from any other QB in your same position right now?
My mobility and ability to go to any spot on the field. I don’t always have to play QB, I can play any position. Whatever it takes to win, I’m ready to do it and adapt.
What is your dream school and what will they get out of you as a player?
My dream school is ULL, and they will get my athletic ability because I can play anything.
How would your teammates and coaches describe you?
Athletic, tough, and always ready to compete with anybody on the team.