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Commitment! OLB/DE Stephen Moye

Mike London continues to recruit well, despite the on-the-field shortcomings. This time, he goes back to Georgia where he's had a lot of success over the years. Stephen More is a OLB/DE combo who has great size, burst and potential. He'll need some seasoning.

Coach London pulls off another recruiting coup.
Coach London pulls off another recruiting coup.
Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Mike London and the Hoos picked up commitment #21 for 2016 on Saturday when DE/OLB Stephen More made his decision. Moye is from Lilburn, Georgia which makes him the 2nd commit in the class from the Peach State. For some reason, Coach London has had a lot of success in Georgia, with at least 1 commitment in each of his recruiting classes. This includes guys like Greyson Lambert, Eric Smith and Jordan Ellis.

Moye is 6’3", 230 pounds and had over 40 QB hurries last year, to go along with 8 sacks. He’s a 3 star DE according to Rivals, a 247 composite 3-star OLB and unranked on ESPN (as a DE). His offer list is interesting, as he has offers from lower tier schools such as Buffalo, Appalachian State and Georgia State to go along with offers from Wisconsin, Iowa and Vanderbilt.

Below, check out his junior year highlight video, courtesy of Hudl. There are a few other highlight reels on his Hudl page as well.

In the video, you see a guy who is playing DE, but out of a 2 point stance (no hand on the ground). This seems to make him an ideal Jon Tenuta player, as a pass-rushing OLB who can drop down to DE in the nickel (a la Max Valles).

Of course, right now, Moye's pass rush moves mostly consist of beating the OT to the outside at the snap. While this is commendable, and his quickness off the ball looks very good, he isn't likely to get very far in college with that move. He'll need to develop some more distinct pass rush moves.

That said, he also does a good job of holding up blockers at the point of attack and making plays against the run. This, perhaps even more than his pass rush ability, will endear him to Coach Tenuta and Coach London. He has good technique for shedding blocks and making plays. It does seem, however, seem like he usually much bigger than the person blocking him.

Moye already has the size to play OLB in college. He appears to show a great burst off the ball. He's a good solid wrap up tackler. All of the pieces are there. He'll need some seasoning to help develop his pass rush techniques. But the Hoos are still fairly deep at the position with a number of underclassmen knocking on the door of the 2-deep. So Moye will have no reason to be rushed onto the field. All in all, the Hoos appear to have gotten another good one out of Georgia.