Friday, April 18, 2014 7:01 AM
Published on: Friday, November 09, 2012
By Daniel Kucin
Maryland bolstered its offensive line Friday with the signing of Moise Larose of Wilde Lake High School in Columbia.
The 6-foot-5, 290-pound offensive lineman attracted offers from six programs including Boston College, Duke, Navy and Rutgers. Larose committed to Rutgers on Aug. 1, but he later decided that College Park was best suited for him.
Rivals.com rated Larose as a three-star prospect and is currently one of the highest coveted players in the state.
ESPN recently went on the record to describe Moise Larose as, “a tough customer who finishes with a nasty effort ... a developmental, size prospect needing time and a red-shirt year prior to competing for playing time at the next level.”
This season, Larose played as a two-way lineman and is considered to be equally talented on both sides of the ball. He is also gifted in the classroom, earning a 3.8 grade point average. Larose has reportedly stated that he wants to pursue a degree in forensic science and criminal justice.
Larose played three years at Meade High School before transferring to Wilde Lake over the summer and is having a great year defensively — tallying 51 tackles and posting one sack.
Meade head coach Rich Holzer liked what Larose brought to the table in his three-year stint with the Mustangs.
“He’s obviously a large kid, but what sets him apart is how athletic he is, not just for his size, but period,” Holzer said. “He’s more athletic than some of our linebackers. He’s got great work ethic.”
Last year, Larose was honored as an all-state offensive lineman, and the Terrapins could use another strong body to help anchor their line. Larose’s signing is marked as the 17th player in the 2013 recruiting class, and Maryland looks to start next season with key additions and solid young reserves.