Large Lineman to Visit Auburn

An in-state 2009 football prospect plans to check out Auburn's spring football game.

Montgomery, Ala.--Brandon Moore is one of a couple of hundred high school football players expected to attend Auburn's A-Day spring game on Saturday, but he should certainly stand out even in a crowd of unusually large high school juniors.

"I am 6-5 or 6-6 and weigh 320 pounds," says the lineman from Carver High School. "I am 16 years old and still growing so I am not sure how big I will get."

Several college football programs have already decided he is big enough and talented enough to be a keeper in the prospect pool for the 2009 signee class. Included in the group of schools offering scholarships are Auburn, Alabama, Mississippi State and Memphis the two-sport athlete says.

"I would say the best part of my game is that I am very fast and quick to be so big," says Moore, who says he has been clocked as fast as 5.0 in the 40-yard dash.

Moore has been busy since his football season playing basketball for a strong Carver Wolverine basketball team that advanced to the state tournament. "I started on my varsity team this season," Moore says. "I played center. We did pretty good. We lost in regionals. The team we ended up losing to went to Birmingham (Sidney Lanier of Montgomery)."

Although he is good in basketball, football looks to be his ticket to college.

"I started playing football in eighth grade," Moore says. "I didn't start that year, but I have been starting ever since. I used to play tight end and defensive end in junior high."

The past two seasons he has played on the defensive line and he has done it all--noseguard, tackle and end. He has been exclusively a defensive player in high school, but that might change this fall as a senior. "Since we have a new coaching staff this season, I might end up playing on both sides of the ball," the big lineman says.

Moore says he thinks he will prefer playing defense and adds, "I have never really played on the offensive line before other than doing a little blocking in practice."

Al Pogue was announced as Carver's new coach this week and the lineman says he has already had a chance to have a conversation with Moore. "He was talking to me about taking my ACT and getting my grades because he said a lot of colleges are interested," Moore notes.

With his basketball season finished, Moore will be able to check out the Auburn Tigers this weekend. "I talked to Coach Willis (AU linebacker coach James Willis) and I am going to be at Auburn's A-Day Game on Saturday," he says.

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