“It’s crazy and it’s a dream come true,” said Moore. “It’s not really a surprise to me because I’ve been working hard all my life and knew that I had the talent. It is great to see how this hard work paying off for me. It’s just great man.”
The reason behind Moore’s excitement came from the fact that fellow Texan and Heisman Trophy winner Ty Detmer flew back home to the Lone Star State to watch Moore practice.
“It was crazy,” said Moore. “I called [Ty Detmer] around 9:45 [Monday night] and we had a great conversation. A couple of days before, Coach Detmer came down and watched me practice during our spring ball.”
BYU and Coach Detmer was the first college coach to recruit Moore and apparently loved what he saw on the field. After Detmer returned back to Utah, Moore called Detmer. That’s when he received the news he had a BYU scholarship offer.
“He liked the way I ran my routes and thought I was really smooth,” Moore said. “He was really excited. When I called him I wasn’t really expecting the offer and was just expecting to have a conversation with him. Then he offered me. It was great! Man, I was really excited about that.”
Never in his wildest dreams would Moore ever expect to receive an offer from a Heisman Trophy winner like Ty Detmer. While that thought excites Moore, what is even more meaningful to him is the fact that he has a great relationship with him.
“He’s a Heisman Trophy winner!” said Moore. “He’s a great man. It was great and I never thought I would ever speak to a Heisman Trophy winner like that. It was crazy man. Like I said, I wasn’t really expecting an offer. For him to see something in me and extend an offer like that, what a feeling. It’s a blessing, it really is.
“He’s probably one of the coolest coaches that I’ve ever had the chance to talk to. It’s just the way he brought me in and made me feel. It was nothing but love. He was the first one to recruit me. I feel like I’ve known him my whole life. It’s a bond that I never thought I would feel and it’s crazy.”
At 6-3, 178-pounds, Moore - who plays on both sides of the ball for Yoakum High School - puts in extra time after school honing his wide receiver skills. In the end he believes it all paid off for him by the time Coach Ty Detmer came along.
“I also play both ways and play corner on defense. I can lock them down and as a receiver I’m really tight in my routes,” Moore said. “Every day after school I stay late working on my route running and my craft trying to get things better. I work a lot on getting open and with my release and everything. I think it finally paid off when he came down to see me.
Moore has been ranked as high as the seventh wide receiver in the country in the 2018 class by some recruiting services. He was clocked in the 40 at 4.42 seconds, which coupled with his size, makes him an attractive recruiting target. Moore mentioned that although he’s received eight offers he wants to take an unofficial visit to BYU.
“BYU’s been recruiting me for about a month now,” said Moore. “I want to take a trip out to BYU sometime this summer. I do want to take an unofficial visit out there and see how things are. It really is a blessing for me.”