After recovering from a high ankle sprain as a senior and switching positions from wide receiver to safety for the final month of the season, scholarship offers have been coming in regularly for the 6-2, 195-pounder, who is also one of the top high school hurdlers in the country.
Moore is planning to announce his college choice on Tuesday night live on television on Fox Sports South's recruiting show featuring recruiting analyst Chad Simmons. The show will air starting at approximately 8 p.m. CST following the NBA game matching the Atlanta Hawks vs. the Toronto Raptors.
"I am down to two colleges," Moore says, noting that he is up to around 20 scholarship offers including one from Penn State, the college he was scheduled to visit this past weekend but decided not to taking after narrowing his choices to Auburn and TCU.
Moore pointed out that a big factor in his interest in TCU is the head coach of the Horned Frogs. "TCU's Gary Patterson is a phaenomenal coach," the prospect said. "He is really a people person. He gets down to the knitty-gritty of what his players like and what they need. He is not a loud coach, he is not over the top. He is laid-back, but he gets the job done at the same time."
Moore received an in-home visit on Thursday evening from Auburn head coach Gene Chizik, safeties coach Tommy Thigpen and track and field head coach Ralph Spry.
"They talked about their plans for me for the next three or four years," the prospect said. "They are thinking three because they are thinking they are going to get me out in three years and go pro. They talked about the academics."
Thigpen is the coach who has been recruiting Moore for the Tigers. The safety said he has a good relationship with Thigpen and that he is impressed with Spry.
"It was the first time that we were able to talk with each other," Moore said of his meeting with Spry. "He has been busy and I have been busy.
"The meeting with Coach Spry was great," Moore said. "He is a phenomenal guy. I would never have a problem being one of his track guys. He already has an awesome track team."
Moore is one of a trio of national caliber high school track stars being recruited to play football for the Tigers. Cornerback Jonathan Jones of Carrollton, Ga., High is a commitment to the Tigers. He is the high school defending national champion in the 110 hurdles. Stefon Diggs, who is rated as the No. 2 wide receiver prospect in the country by Scout.com, is a standout in the 100 and 200 meter races.
"My boy Ron Darby and Jonathan Jones are really good in track," Moore said. "Jones is my best friend. He is blazing fast. Darby went 21.2 indoors last year so that means that he is going 20.6 in the 200 this year, which is almost an Olympics time. He is probably going to go 10.1 to 10.2 in the 100-meter dash.
"Jonathan Jones is a great hurdler," Moore said. "I don't know if Jonathan is going to run track in college. I know he is thinking about it. I know that whatever college Darby goes to he plans to run track like I am going to do. If we all go to Auburn and run track, I think we could win a national championship in track, too.
"Darby, that's my boy," Moore added. "He is like a brother to me even though we live so far away from each other. We talk all of the time about our decisions. Before I had all of the football offers we were talking about the possibility of running together in college when we were in Puerto Rico for a meet."
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