Four schools lead way for D.J. Moffitt 

August, 23, 2012
The Concord (Calif.) De La Salle football program has produced several college and NFL stars over the years, including running back Maurice Jones-Drew, linebacker D.J. Williams and defensive tackle Derek Landri. But for the unequaled success achieved by the program, the number of FBS prospects produced each year is surprisingly small. This year, however, the tough, disciplined nature of Spartans football will be headlined by several senior defensive standouts with impressive lists of scholarship offers.

Defensive end Austin Hooper and linebackers Michael Hutchings, Victor Egu and D.J. Moffitt lead the way for the Spartans, who should field one of the top defensive units in the region. But Moffitt said the nature of De La Salle’s program won’t shift extra attention to the four high-profile defensive recruits.

“Everyone on the team has to step up and be a leader,” Moffitt said. “When we’re on the field, what will make us good is when we all start coming together. At the end of the day, we all have to do our jobs.