2017 Recruit is High on ECU

Class of 2017 linebacker Isaiah Moore is enjoying the recruiting process while he hopes to receive his first official offer.

Isaiah Moore from Bird High School (Va.) has yet to receive his first offer but holds a long list of school’s that could offer at any time. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound linebacker has Duke, East Carolina, Old Dominion, North Carolina State, Penn State and William and Mary all on his radar.

“William and Mary is close to offering me I believe, I’ve talked with them and Duke a lot lately,” said Moore. “But I don’t think I have a real front runner at this point. I’m just waiting and praying for that first offer.”

Following a state championship season last year at Bird High School, the hard hitting Moore has seen his recruiting process heat up. With the process picking up for Moore, he is taking it all in and being sure to look at all of his options.

“It’s definitely exciting,” Moore said. “It’s a little bit stressful at times. It really tests your patience a lot, but it’s exciting to talk to different coaches and see different schools and I feel really blessed to have this opportunity.”

The linebacker has watched ECU’s football program ever since 2004, when his favorite childhood player Chris Johnson was a Pirate. While Moore has seen ECU play on TV plenty of times, he has yet to visit to Greenville. Moore plans to take a visit at ECU and attend a camp next summer. If ECU were to officially offer the lengthy linebacker he would strongly consider their offer.

“I would definitely be excited and I would appreciate it. It’s a great school, a great system with a great group of coaches,” Moore said. “I would definitely be blessed to have that opportunity.” With two years left of high school, Moore is beginning to put together a list of factors that he will look at it when he chooses a school to attend.

“Number one is education. I’m planning on majoring in sports journalism and minoring in broadcasting communications,” Moore explained. “I want my family to be able to come and see my games so I don’t plan on going too far away. Lastly it’s just how I feel for the campus, the coaches and the atmosphere around all of it.”

The rising junior will have plenty of time to consider those factors while looking at the different programs, but in the meantime he hopes to improve his game in a variety of ways. “I’m hoping to get faster and get stronger and to just keep developing myself as a player and as a person,” said Moore. “I’m always trying to build my football IQ up to a higher standard to make the smart plays on and off the field to hopefully become a better player overall.”

As a sophomore, Moore recorded 63 tackles, 14 tackles for losses, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

“I love to play football. For any school that will offer me and any school that will give me that chance I will go 100 percent and work hard, they wouldn’t be sorry,” Moore added.

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