The Bearcats found a hidden gem when they pulled fifth-year senior wide receiver Chris Moore out of Tampa (Fla.) Thomas Jefferson High School in the Class of 2011. Moore has the size and ability to take his game to another level but feels there is unfinished business remaining at Cincinnati before he ends his career wearing the Red and Black.
Bearcat Insider spoke with Moore about his game, playing with one of the best group of receivers in college football no one talks about and having a quarterback in Gunner Kiel that can deliver him the ball while keeping things fun on and off the field.
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PRIOR TO UC
Moore was a Scout three-star prospect coming out of high school and ranked as the No. 17 receiver in the state of Florida and No. 113 in the nation. Moore was named a Parade All-American and helped his team to an undefeated season and the Class 3A State Championship while hauling in 49 balls for 1,500 yards and 21 touchdowns.
SINCE ARRIVING AT UC
After redshirting his first season in Cincinnati, Moore would play in 12 games but only catch four balls for 113 yards and two touchdowns. However, people saw the talent and were excited about Moore's future as a Bearcat and he didn't disappoint in 2013 when he pulled down 45 balls for 645 yards and nine touchdowns. While his numbers might have went down in 2014 with only 30 receptions, his yards per catch went up as he would gain 673 yards and score eight times playing along side a talented group of receivers.
This season should see Moore continue to add to his stats as the Bearcats look poised to have another big offensive season.