Over the next couple of months, recruits across the country will be attending various camps in the hopes of improving their stock or catch the eye of a college coach.
That was the case this past week with Aliquippa 2019 offensive lineman/defensive tackle Solvauhn Moreland (6-foot-4, 305 pounds) as he attended the Rivals Combine camp in Columbus, Ohio.
Initially, Moreland was only scheduled to participate in Saturday’s session but after an impressive workout, he was invited to return Sunday for the Rivals Three Stripe Camp.
At this point, Moreland’s only offer is from Ball State but after his past weekend’s performance and his upside, that no doubt will change.
Pittsburgh Sports Now caught up with Moreland and asked him about the Rivals Camp and his recruiting in general.
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“It was a nice experience to be able to go up against people in the region that are good athletes,” Moreland said. “I think the thing I showed most was my size and speed and was able to take charge the things that I’m good at.”
Considering the number of talents evaluators on hand, I asked Moreland if that was a nervous experience?
“Oh definitely because people knew me,” he said. “I was surprised that people came up to me and said they knew me that I didn’t even know. They said they talked to my coaches about me. Every time I attend something like this, it’s an experience for me. I didn’t get picked for (Sunday’s) event until last night so I had to show off my talent at the combine yesterday in order to get picked to stay.”
”Coming into something like this, I regard myself as the underdog because I wasn’t supposed to be here. I just tell myself if I come and do what I’m capable of doing and have fun then I’ll be OK.”
Moreland said that during the weekend event he ran a 40-yard dash, a shuttle run, the 3-cone drill, broad and vertical jumps, 1-on-1 and 2-on-2 drills.
Although coaches from Pitt stopped by Aliquippa High School a few weeks ago, Moreland says he hasn’t had any serious talks with Pitt yet but would like to. Pitt has invited him to attend one of their summer camps.
Regsrdless of who he ends up signing with, Moreland describes the kind of player and person that program will be getting.
”I’m aggressive, have speed and quickness, smart, I know the game, I’m good under pressure and I’m coachable,” he said.