NORTHVILLE, MI - David Moorman is counting the days.
In a little more than two weeks, the 6-5, 290-pound Moorman will begin his senior season with no outside distractions. His recruiting process was done over three months ago, allowing him to ability to focus strictly on getting his high school team ready for the season opener against Lakeland on August 28.
In the thick of fall camp, Moorman and the Northville Mustangs held a scrimmage on Saturday as a barometer to see where improvements need to be made.
“I think the scrimmage went pretty good,” Moorman told BadgerNation. “We definitely need to get some stuff in before the season starts, but we kind of mixed up the lineup, so some of the younger guys play with the older guys. It was fun to get out there and play in front of some fans again. It was a pretty good day, but we got a lot to work on still.”
There were many physical battles down in the trenches to the point that Moorman cut his nose and was bleeding, but it was something he felt just made him look even more intimidating.
“I honestly have no idea how it happened,” said Moorman. “I took my helmet off and my nose was like that. I was like ‘all right whatever,’ but I don’t know how it happened. It is feeling good and it kind of makes me look more tough a little.”
The four-star Moorman – who committed to Wisconsin in early May over offers from Cincinnati, Illinois, Minnesota and a handful of MAC schools - will be relied on to do a lot for his team on both sides of the ball, and he is very confident he can do the job and lead the team.
“It is cool playing defensive line,” said Moorman. “I played defense the past two seasons and it has been going pretty good. I think this year, I am going have to step up a little bit more on defense and contribute both ways a lot more. I am really excited for playing offensive line and defensive line. I want to help the team as best as I can.”
“It feels ready good being a leader and I definitely feel I am ready,” he added. “We still have a long way to go. Right now our goal is to take every game one game at a time and just do the best as can as a team. Hopefully me and some other seniors can step up and do the best job we can. I hope we can get to the state championship with that leadership.”