More Interest In the Tigers From Receiver

Bob Jones High School standout Collins Moore talks about his latest visit to Auburn.

Madison, Ala.--Wide receiver Collins Moore is becoming more and more popular with college football coaches.

The 6-2, 185-pound rising senior at Bob Jones High School offers a combination of good size, good speed and plenty of production on a football field. Last fall as a junior he caught 50 passes for 1,057 yards and 17 touchdowns. He also scored four TDs on punt returns and added four interceptions.

"Recruiting is going well," Moore tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I have got new offers rolling in and I am talking to different coaches and just checking out what they can offer me."

Recent offers have come from LSU, Louisville, Kentucky, Tulane and Illinois. He is hoping to add one from the Auburn Tigers.

On Sunday he and his teammate at Bob Jones, Class of 2012 prospect Reggie Ragland, made the trip to the Auburn campus. Ragland is already one of the top football and basketball prospects in the state and has a very early scholarship offer from the AU football coaches.

"We came down to Auburn and talked to Coach (Phillip) Lolley, Coach (Gene) Chizik and all of the other coaches," Moore says. "The visit went well.

"I am interested in Auburn," he adds. "I like that they run the same style of offense we run and they dominate on the offensive side. The defense does a great job with what they do, too.

"I?like the pass ratio to the receivers in the Auburn offense," he adds. "They don't all go to one guy. The ball gets distributed very well to a lot of guys and that is a big plus."

Moore and his teammates wrapped up spring practice on Friday night with a 37-7 jamboree victory over the Blackmun Blaze, a high school located in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Moore says he thought Bob Jones played well in the scrimmage. "The starters played the first half and played very well. We got to play a lot of the younger guys in the game to see what they can bring to the table. I did pretty well. I think I?had four catches for 70 or 80 yards and a touchdown. I only played three series."

Bob Jones is expected to again be one of the top teams in Class 6A football after finishing 11-2 last year. After defeating Hewitt-Trussville 35-14 and Decatur 17-14 in the state playoffs, the Patriots lost 34-24 to Hoover.

"We have a great corps coming back and we have guys stepping up on the offensive and defensive lines," Moore says. " Skill-wise, everybody is coming back."

Bob Jones was the final stop on the Auburn coaching staff's Tiger Prowl tour of high schools across the state. However, Moore missed the excitement. "I was on my way to Gulf Shores for the state track meet," says the wide receiver, who ran on his school's state champion 4x400 relay team.

The next trip for Moore is to Tuscaloosa this weekend to participate in a Nike Combine. "Mainly I am going to be bonding with my team and getting ready for next season," he says.


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