Gerald Moore attracting attention

Talented athlete Gerald Moore of St. John's high school in Washington, D. C. received his first offer recently from the Army Cadets. ArmySports.com talked with Moore and found out more about this emerging prospect.

"I'm an all-around athlete. I can play much any position on the field. My main position is safety and quarterback but I can play wide receiver also," said Gerald Moore. As a junior the fleet footed prospect had 56 tackles and two interceptions on defense along with 3 catches and a touchdown in limited action on the offensive side of the ball.

Moore claims a 4.59 forty and was selected to the All-Conference team for the WCAC after his junior campaign.

Although Moore has only one offer at this point, expect that number to grow quickly. Moore is also receiving significant interest from the likes of Duke, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Northwestern, North Carolina State, Tennessee, USC, Eastern Michigan and UCLA. Moore says Northwestern, UCLA and Tennessee are recruiting him the hardest.

The 2008 prospect camped at Army just a couple weeks ago and the program and historic surroundings made quite an impression on him, "I went up to their junior day a couple weeks ago. I liked it a lot; It was a very nice surrounding. The school was nice. I liked the football program and their facilities. I'm very honored to have that offer as my first," said Moore.

Asked for this thoughts on the possible regimented lifestyle at a service academy Moore offered, "I go to a JROTC school right now so it wouldn't be a huge transition for me."

Moore camped at Duke recently and liked what he saw, "I liked it; it was nice. Our athletic trainer went to school there so he took me and another athlete from our school there to camp."

Maryland is the hometown school and Moore is very familiar with it. "It's right down the street. I like Maryland, If I wasn't already in Maryland I'd probably like it more but since I see it everyday pretty much it's just a normal thing to me." Maryland is about 10-15 minutes from Moore's home.

Moore believes that Eastern Michigan, North Carolina State and Pittsburgh are close to offering him and hopes to make his college choice before St. John's football season starts.


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