Moore to Explore His Options

An Auburn football recruiting report features an update on Aaron Moore.

Frisco, Tex.--The father of offensive line prospect Aaron Moore said on Tuesday that his son is going to look at scholarship offers from other colleges and is no longer committed to play football for the Auburn Tigers.

Darrell Moore said that his son was told that Auburn's coaches called Centennial High School head coach Mark Howard last Friday and told him that the Tigers wanted Aaron Moore to be a "grayshirt" and enroll in January. Mr. Moore said that is not what his son wanted to hear. He said although the lineman felt strongly committed to the Tigers since making a decision last summer to play at Auburn, that has changed.

Moore said his son had turned down scholarship offers from Utah, Purdue, Baylor and other colleges because he planned to stay with his decision to play for Auburn even after the change in coaching staffs with Gene Chizik taking over for Tommy Tuberville.

"Those are still in the hunt," he said of Utah, Purdue and Baylor. "I just got a call from our head coach that TCU is at the school right now. Nebraska maybe. Before we had (Texas) A&M and Nebraska and a whole bunch of other schools, but now I don't know what that list is going to look like.

"Louisville and Kentucky called last night," he added. "I don't know. I'll have to get a hold of these people again because he told them, ‘I appreciate it but, I'm going to go to Auburn.' They started looking elsewhere."

Moore got an offer from former Auburn offensive line coach Hugh Nall and the Tigers after being one of the top performers in the 2008 AU summer football camps. He was a two-way standout on the defensive front and the offensive line as a senior at Centennial High.


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