We have only just dabbled in the glory that is the defensive line. Today, we check in on #48, David Moa.
#48, David Moa, RS Freshman, DL
Weight: 266 lbs
High School: Kearny High School, San Diego, CA
How'd he get to the Blue™?
David was an all-around stud at Kearney. He played on both offense and defense as well as being a standout basketball player. His senior year, he was named one of the top 10 DE on the west coast by Scout.com. He was listed as a 3-star recruit by Scout, 247Sports and ESPN and a 2-star recruit by Rivals. He passed up offers from Portland State, Montana, BYU and Colorado to come to Boise State.
"The Moa Constrictor"
It shall be so.
I was trying to be original here, but Drew got it right last year.
David was a stud at Kearny, playing both offensive and defensive line. On offense, he had 3 career pancake blocks and 3 fumble recoveries for 40 yards. On defense, he had a total of 84 tackles, 44 solo, and one sack. He was named to the San Diego All-Western League on offense his junior and senior seasons. He was named second-team San Diego Section All-Central League on defense his sophomore season. He was also a member of the Honor Roll his senior season.
2015 will be a very interesting year on the DL. We are absolutely loaded which is both exciting and terrifying. Experience interior lineman include Nance, Horn, Hoyte, Deuce, JT, Ash and Turner. Derek Boles and Paul Semons are also coming off of their redshirts, and we have Matt Locher incoming. Sam Whitney may eventually play on the interior, but he is set to greyshirt this season. To say we are stacked at DT is putting it lightly. Horn and Nance probably have the most experience. Horn and JT are coming off injuries that may or may not hamper them. Deuce is coming off a suspension that I am sure has him eager to see the field. There is a lot happening on the DL right now, so I can’t say one way or the other if David will play much. I think he plays, but definitely won’t start. He may be able to land with the twos, but I suspect he will mostly play garbage time. That isn’t a reflection of his talent level, but of the embarrassment of riches we currently have on the line. 2016 will be a year for David to shine with the departure of Horn, Ash, Turner, JT, Deuce and Nance.
Is he on Twitter?
He might be, but I am not finding him on there.
Completely made up fact
David is a fan of robots. Inspired by the movie Real Steel, David set out to build a robot to battle other robots. Upon completion, he was disheartened to find that no such roboctagon exists.