The University of Florida played host to a number of players from the Southeast last weekend, including Marshall Moses. The 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward from the class of 2007 reflected on his trip and the other schools he is looking at as well as the busy summer ahead.
Moses made the drive down to Gainesville last week and took in the sights and sounds of Gator Country. Lining up with some of the returning players for the SEC program, Moses had a chance to be taught up close and personal by some of the top players and coaches in the college game.
"That was a lot of fun. Billy Donovan is a really great guy," Moses said. "I've had a chance to get to know coach Donnie Jones before. He came to see him during the year so getting down there and meeting him was really cool. I learned a lot down there. The staff is really cool. They really helped me become a better player."
Afterwards, Moses said the trip moved Florida up his list.
"My interest in them has gone up a big deal," Moses said. "I want to have a close, important relationship with my coaches and I felt really relaxed around Coach Donovan. He's an all around cool person. I like everything about Florida, the staff, the school and the academics."
With the Gators moving up his list, there are a pair of Bluegrass State schools that Moses really likes.
"Louisville and Kentucky - those are two of my favorite schools," Moses said. "I've always liked them. Louisville keeps in touch with my AAU coach and I've gotten a lot of letters from Kentucky."
With interest in both the Cards and Cats, Moses is still keeping his eyes open. He said he's holding scholarship offers from Cincinnati, Clemson, Kansas and Virginia Tech while Texas, UTEP and Wake Forest are also keeping in touch.
"I want to visit Wake Forest. I really want to see them," Moses said. "I'll probably go out and see Louisville or Kentucky this summer, too.
"I'm wide open to everything right now. I'm not looking at making any kind of decision until next year at least. I know for a fact that I'll wait until the end of my junior year."
No longer at Aiken (S.C.) High School, Moses will suit up with his AAU teammate Eric Wallace at Glenn High School in Kernesville, N.C. next season. Together, the duo are one of the best tandems in the Southeast on a high school team. Moses said working with Wallace will only help him get better on the wing.
"I know I need to be a three at the next level so I've been working on my shot and my passing skills and creating offense for myself," Moses said. "If I have a smaller guy on me, I have no problem with posting him up. I think my wing skills are coming along pretty good though."
Moses has his sights set on the ABCD camp in July and he'll test out his improved small forward skills amongst the nation's best prospects.
"One of my personal goals is making the ABCD all-star game," Moses said. "Last year I thought I played well enough but I just missed out from getting into the game. So this year I want to be in the game on the last day of the ABCD camp."
And there will be a number of coaches there watching him on the last day of the camp, too.