One Moore Visit As OSU Verbal Looks at Auburn

Oklahoma State verbal commitment Tracy Moore talks about an official visit to Auburn.

Tulsa, Okla.--Union High star Tracy Moore, who committed to Oklahoma State on January 11th, decided to take one more recruiting visit before national signing day on Wednesday as he checked out the Auburn Tigers.

What did he think about his trip to SEC country?

"I had a really good time," he said.

How would he rate it on a scale of 1-10? "I would give it a nine," the 6-4, 225-pounder said.

Moore noted that he is "still committed" to Oklahoma State "for now," but added that he is going to talk to his family and think about the decision this week.

Rated as a three-star tight end by Scout.com, Auburn is recruiting him as a wide receiver and he certainly knows how to catch a football. Moore set a school record with 71 receptions as a senior. He finished the year with 1,023 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns. He finished his career at Union High with 130 receptions.

Commenting on his weekend in Auburn, Moore said, "Everything went good."

He noted that the Tigers are now under consideration. "I am going to talk to my parents about it and see how they feel about everything."

Moore points out that he has a good relationship with Auburn wide receiver coach Trooper Taylor, who made the move from Oklahoma State to Auburn, as well as Curtis Luper, AU's new running backs coach, who also made the move from OSU to Auburn.

"When they were at Oklahoma State, I really liked them when they were down there," Moore said. Moore also pointed out that former Tulsa offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn, who is directing the Auburn offense, is also a reason he decided to check out the Tigers.

"I have been knowing about Coach Malzahn since my sophomore year when he was at TU (Tulsa) and everything," said the high school senior who will turn 18 on Monday. "I pretty much know everything. You have got to love that offense he runs. It is hard to stop.

He added that talking to the Auburn coaches, they have big plans for him if he comes to AU. They plan to use him as a slot receiver, a running back and a wide receiver, Moore said. "Pretty much everything. Any way they can try to get me the ball."

Commenting on his strength as a football player, Moore said it is "with the ball in open space," and he added, "I should be playing running back."

Tracy Moore is a big receiver with good hands and good speed.

Auburn defensive end Antonio Coleman, who has been busy as a recruiting host, showed Moore around Auburn. "We had a lot of fun," said Moore, who noted that he was particularly impressed with the size of Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Moore said he will have a final decision on his college destination before signing day. Comparing AU and OSU, he stated, "The advantage that Auburn has is their offense. The disadvantage is being far away from home."

He said the possibility of playing in the SEC and attending Auburn never occurred to him until recently. "I never thought I would be playing in the SEC. It is weird."

He added that it will be a "very hard" decision, but should know where he is headed in a "day or two."


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