UF Offers Four-Star Lineman

Sometimes there are those rare athletes that just drive coaches wild when seen them on film. Such is the case with Brandon Moore of Montgomery (AL) Carver. For his size, Moore is ultra quick and although he plays on offense in his senior season, he will be playing defense in college. As a matter of fact, at 320 pounds some are recruiting him as a defensive end. Moore recently got a big offer.

Moore (6-5, 320) plays offensive tackle at Carver, but played a lot on defense in his junior year. College coaches from all over the South are all over Moore and as well as he plays on offense, they see him on the defensive side, too. His Carver team is 4-0 and headed in the right direction so far this season and Moore thinks he is a big part of that.

"I am doing well, they put me on the offensive line because our tackles graduated," Moore said Sunday. "I am going to play defense, but our defense is pretty good out there. We are averaging 50 points a game and I probably average 10 or 11 pancakes a game. I will play some defense when we play pretty good teams, eventually they will put me there."

Moore's athletic ability means he could play in a lot of places on the defensive line. As a matter of fact, he feels like he plays a lot like one of the NFL's best pass rushing defensive linemen.

"I see myself as a five (Strong side defensive end) or a three-technique (quick tackle)," he said. "I play the game like Jason Taylor because he is tall too...he has a lot of moves, a lot of pass rushing moves but is still able to clog holes up."

It isn't like his team has played a cupcake schedule, as a matter of fact Greenville (AL) has already been on the schedule and Moore said he had a great game against Auburn defensive tackle commitment Jamontay Pilson.

"My best game was against Greenville (AL), they had a defensive tackle committed to Auburn," Moore said. "He is supposed to be one of the best in the state. That just gave me confidence that I can hang with anybody."

Last week, Moore got a big scholarship offer on a phone call from one of the top teams in the country. University of Florida Defensive Line Coach Dan McCarney called and gave Moore the big news. McCarney told Moore he wants him to be a part of the Gator defense, not too far out of the question for a huge guy that has a 4.6 shuttle time.

"Coach McCarney offered me," Moore said. "They offered me as a defensive lineman and that is where I prefer to play. I think I play like Carlos Dunlap where I am big and fast and strong. I am comfortable and I am sure I can do well there. They are telling me, any of the line spots, nose tackle, defensive end, or three technique. Coach McCarney told me last Thursday they were offering and he said the offer will come in written on Tuesday. "

He hasn't been to see Florida in person, but he does like what he has seen on television so far.

"I went to the Auburn – LSU game but before that game the recruits were watching the Tennessee and Florida game," he said. "I also watched them and how they took care of Miami too. I know they won the national championship when I was in the tenth grade. They look great so far."

He knows he will visit the Gators, Moore just doesn't know when that will be.

"I don't know when I am going to get down there, but I know I am going to get down there," he said.

His offer list is growing and most of the major teams in the south are already on board. Moore says he is still wide open and that everybody still has a shot for his signature on signing day.

"Auburn, Alabama, Clemson, Miami, Tennessee, all have offered and I am pretty neutral and am not backing away from anybody," he said.

As for the Auburn unofficial trip, he really enjoyed himself.

"I liked the atmosphere it was great," he said about the weekend and the game at Jordan Hare stadium. "It was an unofficial visit and the food they fed us was very good, I can't argue with that. It was crazy, everyone was jumping and hollering, it was a great atmosphere."

In the end, a winning program is going to be a huge influence on his decision. There will be other factors, but don't think he is locked into the state of Alabama because of where he goes to school.

"I want a team that is very successful," he said of his college choice. "I want a team with a lot of experience coming back. I want to play as a freshman, but I know that all depends on me. Distance is not a factor because I am from Pittsburgh and moved here in the eighth grade."

Brandon Moore is a beast of a football player in the heart of the south where football recruiting is a second season among big time programs in the area. Moore will continue to be one of the hardest targets in the south and Scout.com will continue to cover his recruitment every step of the way.

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