December 3, 2022

Diamond in the Rough: Moses Meus

Moses Meus is a class of 2023 ATH out of Saint Raphael Academy in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He is 6’3 and weighs around 230 lbs. Playing linebacker on defense and running back/receiver on offense. Defensively, Moses can do it all at the linebacker position. He’s a very physical and aggressive pass rusher coming off the ball violently. He has no problem dropping back into coverage, reading the field, and using his athleticism to make plays on the ball. Moses is a very intelligent football player with a high IQ for the game. During our conversation, he mentioned that he likes to look up different types of schemes and really enjoys studying the game. On the offensive side of the ball, Moses is a physical downhill running back with great explosiveness. His large athletic frame and power running style gives him the ability to run through arm tackles, giving him the chance to make a big play on any given run. Overall, Moses has elite athletic ability and can play on either side of the ball at the next level. Currently, he has a 3.5 GPA

When did you start playing football? 

I started playing around the age of 7, I really didn’t like flag football so I stopped playing. But when coach Jose introduced me to tackle football, I started playing for the Providence Patriots

Which do you prefer, offense or defense?

I like defending the ball. When it comes to playing at the next level, I don’t really care, I’ll do either one just to get there. But I definitely like defending the ball more.

What would you say is your best aspect as a player?

Just reading plays honestly. I like to look up schemes and reading plays, that’s just something that interests me. 

Did you have any personal goals for this season and if so, what were they?

Not exactly, but to keep my head straight, be more of a team player and build more chemistry with my teammates. I feel like the past of seasons, I lacked chemistry with teammates, so I was just really focused on building team chemistry

Are there any current NFL or college players that you study their film and possibly model your game after? 

No, not exactly but growing up one of my favorite players was Leonard Fournette. I loved watching him run the ball and he’s just an exciting player. 

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Is there anything specifically that you worked on this past offseason/summer?

This past offseason I went to a couple camps and a lot of offseason work with my teammates. Not only to build that bond but just build more chemistry with my teammates, like our quarterback throwing the ball to us and just getting in a lot of work with my teammates. 

Could you describe a time where you might have experienced some type of adversity? 

Last year during my junior year, I actually got injured. I twisted both of my ankles and it was rough mentally. Mentally not being able to play and just watching my teammates. It was definitely hard going through an injury as most athletes say, just the mental part especially. I got through it, my teammates helped me out, lifted me up, and next thing I knew I was back on the field with them. 

Football aside, who is your biggest role model or someone you look up to? 

Someone that I look up to would have to be my coach, coach Jose. Growing up, my dad was a busy person. There were times where  he couldn’t go to my games, he couldn’t take me to an event, or couldn’t take me because he had work. My dad is a very hard working person and as far as coach Jose, he just stepped up and became my father figure in a way. He has helped me through a lot of things. 

What separates you from the thousands of other recruits trying to play division I football?

My drive. I always put in the extra work and always want to become better in all aspects of the game, even mentally. I just always try to push myself and try to get that last rep when I’m tired. Maybe not sitting at home all day on my day off and just go get a quick workout in. 

Lastly, what is something that you would want college coaches to know about you?

One thing I would want them to know is that I’m hard working. I know that is said a lot throughout all recruits, but I just feel like my mentality is different from everyone else. I just have a different mentality and I love the game.

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