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Catholic High senior DE Aaron Moffitt made a huge impact for the Bears' championship run in 2015 and now helps to lead the LSU Tigers on more championship runs in the next couple of years. (Property of LAFM)

Recruit Spotlight: DE Aaron Moffitt, Catholic High School (B.R.)

Recruit Spotlight: DE Aaron Moffitt, Catholic High School (B.R.)

by Camille Amadeo

Aaron Moffitt is arguably one of the best defensive ends in the state. Aaron first started off playing both baseball and football before tearing a labrum in his shoulder. Although his injury limited his ability to further play baseball, Aaron was able to focus on football and take advantage of his 6-foot-3, 255-pound frame in his defensive end position at Catholic High School. With 54 tackles, 14 TFLs, 12 sacks and 3 FFs, Aaron was a huge part of CHS’s first state championship in 2015. Aaron’s skills have been noticed by many colleges—TCU, South Carolina California and LSU— now that he will be graduating from CHS and continuing his football career in college. Aaron has officially signed with LSU where he will be joining his dad, Tommy Moffitt, who has been LSU’s head strength coach since 2000. Aaron’s skills were also recognized his senior year in Louisiana Football Magazine’s 2016 All-Louisiana First Team Defense segment. Louisiana Football Magazine Editor/Scout/T.V. host Lee Brecheen had some high remarks about the star defensive end in the segment.

“Moffitt has great strength, speed, and confidence as a DE,” Brecheen said. “Moffitt reminds me of Joey Bosa (Ohio State) and is probably the best DE Louisiana has seen since the late Cole Pittman (Evangel Christian).”

(Interview done by Camille Amadeo)

 

LAFM: What is your name, age, position, and school you played for?

Aaron Moffitt, 18, DE, Catholic High School

LAFM: What is your height and weight?

6’4, 252

LAFM: What is your max bench press, max squat, vertical, and 40 yard time?

Bench press: 315; Squat: 515; Vertical: 30’; 40-yard time: 4.96

LAFM: What are the biggest strengths to your game?

My strengths, as a defensive end, are my ability to coordinately use my hands and feet at a great speed.

LAFM: What is your favorite play as a defensive lineman?

My favorite play is the rip and swim play our team practices.

LAFM: What were your accomplishments while at Catholic High School?

My biggest accomplishments, at CHS, were being part of winning the state championship game, two time All-State selection, All Metro, All District, as well as the strength and conditioning player of the year.

LAFM: Looking back at your career, what is the game that sticks out the most in your career?

The one game that sticks out to me the most is the state championship game against Rummel.

 

 

Camille Amadeo is originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico but has lived in the town of Madisonville, Louisiana since high school where she attended St. Scholastica Academy. Camille attends Louisiana State University pursuing a major in Public Relations and a minor in Spanish. While at LSU, Camille has participated in different positions surrounding sports. During the fall semester of her sophomore year, Camille had the chance to attend the press box for the LSU football games where she helped report the radio advertisements in Spanish for KGLA radio station and also reported the scores for the other college football games going on at that time. Camille joined the LA Football Magazine team in summer for her school internship.

About Jace LeJeune

Jace is from Addis, LA and is attending Southeastern Louisiana University and majoring in Journalism. He is also a graduate from Catholic High School in Baton Rouge where he was the editor of the school newspaper the “Bearly Published.” While at CHS, Jace also announced their football, basketball, and baseball games for the Bruin Broadcast Network which is the Catholic High’s streaming website for their events. On weekends, Jace is the PA announcer for his middle school football games. At home, Jace enjoys time with his family and friends. Jace is also an avid football and drag racing fan.