Athletic Lineman Chooses Tigers

Auburn continued its roll on the recruiting front by adding an offensive tackle commitment from the Lone Star state on Tuesday.

Frisco, Tex.--Centennial High offensive tackle Aaron Moore became Auburn's 16th verbal commitment on Tuesday after receiving an offer from the Auburn Tigers.

A physical prospect who has the athleticism to play on either side of the ball in college, according to Centennial Coach Mark Howard, the 6-5, 260 Moore is someone who Howard predicts will be a very good college football player.

"He's very athletic," Howard tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "He's the strongest guy on our team by far. He moves well. He's just a real good athlete. He plays on both sides of the ball for us. He's going to figure a lot more offensively for us this year. We used him primarily on defense last year."

Howard says Auburn was the first major school scholarship offer on the table for Moore and it came following his performance at a two-day camp on the Plains on Saturday and Sunday. The coach adds he doesn't think things would have remained that way for long because of the potential of Moore based on his size and speed.

"There are a lot of schools who are interested in him," Howard says. "Auburn was the first school to come out and offer. Every school that has come through has looked at his size and and speed and they want to see what the kid looks like.

"We've had probably close to 38 Division I schools come through this spring," he says. "He's had a lot of interest, but the first to make a commitment from the other end was Auburn. From talking with him today he had really been hoping and that's what he really wanted to do. It's a big thing for him."

At Centennial from the seventh through the 10th grade, Moore moved away as a sophomore before returning back his junior season. It was then that Howard says he realized the big lineman had a chance to be a special player.

"I think Aaron is athletic enough that he could play defense or offense," Howard says. "I think he's probably one of the most athletic offensive linemen that I've seen. There are a lot of offensive line guys who are big and get in the way, but Aaron is just an athletic kid and he's so strong. I think once he gets on one side of the ball in college and concentrates on that he'll be a force."

Howard says Moore's numbers are off the charts as far as linemen go. He reports a 40-yard dash time in the high 4.8 second range, a bench press of 340 pounds, 260 pound power clean (a school record) and a 500-plus pound squat.

Moore joins speedy wide receivers LaVoyd James and Travante Stallworth, running back LaDarius Perkins and offensive lineman Andre Harris as Auburn's latest commitments.

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