First things first. Marshall Moses is a class of 2007 prospect, he says. Now that is out of the way, the 6-foot-7, 230-pound forward from the Patterson School is hoping to be a college freshman next year at a high-major school.
The Aiken, S.C. native explained his situation during a break at the Chick-Fil-A Classic in Columbia, S.C. last week. After spending two years at Aiken High School, Moses moved to North Carolina to play at Glenn High School along with good friend Eric Wallace.
Now at Patterson, Moses said his grades were somewhat lost in transition.
"At first I didn't think I would be qualified (to be in the class of 2007)," Moses explained, "but I sent my transcript to some of the schools recruiting me and they sent it on to their academic people and they said I was in great shape, way better shape than they thought."
That's the good news. The better news for college coaches is he's one of the best available big men left on the thinning recruiting board for 2007. The lefty power forward has a handful of high-majors in mind. He said he is hearing the most from Kentucky, NC State, Kansas State, Illinois and Kansas these days.
His wish list is like most players still available.
"Of course, playing time. I want to play right away," Moses said. "Then the team's chemistry is going to be big. I want to see how the players are at that level and how they work together. Obviously, I want to get to the next level and hopefully I can find a place that can help me do that. If I can't do that, I want to go to a school that can help me be successful in life."
Just how soon would Moses like to make a decision?
"As soon as possible," he said.