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LSU football carefully recruiting strength coach's son


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BATON ROUGE — You might say LSU has an “unfair advantage” – NCAA terminology – in the recruitment of Catholic High tight end/right-handed pitcher Clay Moffitt.

Moffitt’s father is Tommy Moffitt, who has been LSU’s strength and conditioning coach since 2000 and known nationally as one of the best. Clay, who will be a senior next football season, has truly and literally grown up at LSU.







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coachmike76
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I met him down in Pierre part last year. He had gone to an assumption high school dance and ended up at the gator corner ( most of you who've been here know what the a gator corner is) a local 24/7 gas station that's the place to sober up or just relax after a long night. He was sober good kid, big ole boy too. Definitely looking forward to him playing





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LSU=Champions
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Preferred walk on or a legit D1 scholarship player?

Baseball or football?






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GOP_Tiger
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6'3" - 237lbs. Just wait until ... never mind.





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Jim Rockford
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Moffitt (6-foot-3, 237) was timed at 4.6 in the 40-yard dash last summer. He did injure his knee in the fourth game last football season and had surgery. Moffitt is set to join Catholic in spring drills on Monday, but will be held out of contact. He can play tight end, defensive end, fullback and linebacker as well as be a special teams dream.


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In baseball, he strikes an intimidating pose on the mound with a fastball in the low 90s.


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Being a young Tiger, I’ve always wanted to be like the big guys and play at LSU,” Clay said. “I’m looking forward to playing baseball and football in college. It would be a picture perfect moment to go to LSU. That’s the kind of thing you dream about, especially with Dad there. It’d be wonderful. It’s one of those things I really look forward to doing.”






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wait until gayle hatch gets his arse in the pool!





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whodidthat
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Preferred walk on or a legit D1 scholarship player?



He's definitely a legit D1 player. I hope he walks on though. It would be really cheap for him to attend in state, especially with tops. Plus that scholarship could go to someone who might not be able to afford it.

I think he's our future FB. With the potential to play other positions






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wildtigercat93
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He's definitely a legit D1 player. I hope he walks on though. It would be really cheap for him to attend in state, especially with tops. Plus that scholarship could go to someone who might not be able to afford it.


Wouldnt he get a free ride as a coaches son?






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Riseupfromtherubble
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Wouldnt he get a free ride as a coaches son?


If I'm not mistaken you can't be on any type of scholarship and play football unless it's a football scholarship and you count against the 85. However his father is rich and he gets in-state tuition. I think there is something kind of rule though that you can't actively recruit a kid and have him walk-on. Sure there are preferred walk-ons but I think that has to be a pretense from the beginning. Basically no, he can't get a free ride as a walk-on






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In baseball, he strikes an intimidating pose on the mound with a fastball in the low 90s.


If he throws low 90's he must have lost some velocity this year. I was thinking consistent mid to high 80s. He is a decent pitcher but not overpowering. When I saw him people were putting the ball in play against him. I saw quite a few kids this year that throw as hard or harder than him. Pitching velocity and also height/weight are like 40 times in that you don't know what to believe.



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Basically no, he can't get a free ride as a walk-on


That's really interesting as it pertains to this dynamic. So, say, Coach Moffitt will get a raise equivalent to the value of a 4-year scholarship and it would technically be "above board."






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TigersSEC2010
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He pitched a 7 inning complete game in the 5A state championship game today and won MVP.

He's an animal no doubt.






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KBeezy
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He's definitely a legit D1 player. I hope he walks on though. It would be really cheap for him to attend in state, especially with tops. Plus that scholarship could go to someone who might not be able to afford it.



Any walk on who receives TOPS goes against our 85 scholly limit

Otherwise we would have a huge unfair advantage






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stewie
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Any walk on who receives TOPS goes against our 85 scholly limit

Otherwise we would have a huge unfair advantage


Yeah, I don't think this is the case.

TOPS is one of the reasons LSU is able to attract so many in state athletes in other sports who get 1/2 or 1/3 scholarships to help out with housing, books, etc.

It's also not an unfair advantage because other state schools receive the same scholarship opportunities (it's not a school run scholarship).






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GOP_Tiger
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Any walk on who receives TOPS goes against our 85 scholly limit


Nope.






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Any walk on who receives TOPS goes against our 85 scholly limit


Nope.

If he plays in a game, he counts. If he plays in a game within his first two years, he also counts against the 25.






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ForeLSU
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any player who is actively recruited and receives financial aid is considered a counter





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lsusa
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This is my understanding of the situation with walk ons and counting....

If they receive "institutional aid" they count. Ie a scholarship that LSU gives out.

Tops is a state funded program....not something that is thru LSU or contingent on going to that School. Same thing as if they get a scholarship from ROTC, national merit, etc.







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choupiquesushi
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Any walk on who receives TOPS goes against our 85 scholly limit

Otherwise we would have a huge unfair advantage



I think you are wrong here.. or else baseball at most state schools would be in a heap big trouble.






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