Former Arizona Commit To Visit Boise State

Elk Grove HS OL Steven Moore (Elk Grove, CA) was an Arizona commit, but the dismissal of Head Coach Mike Stoops led to a reopening of his recruitment. Boise State has been evaluating the talented O-lineman over the past few weeks & good news came on Monday as Moore picked up an offer from Boise State. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his latest offer from Boise State & his recruitment thus far.

Elk Grove HS OL Steven Moore (Elk Grove, CA) verbally committed to Arizona over the summer, but the dismissal of Head Coach Mike Stoops has led to a reopening of his recruitment. Boise State has been evaluating the talented O-lineman over the past couple weeks and good news came on Monday as Moore picked up an offer from Boise State.

"Coach Pete offered me on Monday night," he said. "I was really excited," he added.

"Coach Pete came down to one of my practices and watched me practice for a little bit," he stated. "I heard a guy from Boise was coming down, but I had no idea it would be Coach Pete. I thought that was pretty cool."

"Coach Pete said he came down, spoke to my coach, said he had good things to say about me, felt good about it, and just decided to offer me a scholarship. We started talking about setting up an official visit after that."

Moore will be in Boise for an official visit on November 26th.

"I'll be up there for the Wyoming game," said Moore. "I'm really looking forward to it."

"I'm looking for a family atmosphere," he said. "I would say how the players are living, how the coaches treat them, the facilities, and I want to talk to the players about their professors. I just want to be around some cool guys on the team."

Steven says the winning tradition is the main thing that stands out when comparing Boise State to other schools.

"They have such a great winning tradition," said Moore. "I've always liked Boise State. I've considered myself a fan of them since about 7th grade. A lot of people from our school have played at Boise."

The talented O-lineman says he'll take all five of his official visits and then make a verbal commitment after that.

"My top five are UCLA, Arizona, Boise State, Colorado, and Utah," he said. "The only one I haven't set-up an official with is Arizona and I'm waiting for that one right now."

"I thought about it for a couple days after Stoops got fired and decided it would be best to reopen my recruitment. You're only recruited once in your life," he said. "I decided to reopen it and see what else is out there. I plan to take all five of my officials and then decide after that."

Moore and his teammates are currently 10-0 and competing for a district championship. They only won a total of nine games combined over the past two years, so the 2011 season has been quite a turnaround.

"We were ranked 19th out of 20th in the pre-season polls," he said. "We're up to #3 now and the only undefeated team left in our section. I knew we could do it, but I think it has a lot to do with our senior leadership. We have a brotherhood and we genuinely love each other. Honestly, I've never played on a team like this. Our coach told us what we need to do to be successful and it's working."

"Personally, I think I've definitely improved a lot," said Moore. "I workout with a trainer, lift a lot of weights, and I love the way I'm playing right now. I wouldn't change it for anything."

What does Moore (6'7, 266) bring to the gridiron?

"My quickness and aggression," he said. "I play hard, mean, and get after it on the field," he added.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Steven Moore.




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