Things have picked up since Sept. 1

C.J. Moore picked up an offer from Wake Forest over the summer and a couple of other schools may be close to offering the 2012 cornerback. The junior has seen interest pick up in recruiting since September 1.

"I have been heavily recruited since September 1 by Arkansas, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, Duke, Penn State, and Tennessee," said C.J. Moore.

"I already have a verbal offer from Wake Forest and they want me to come up for several games this season."

A number of other schools have invited him up to their campus as well including Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, Tennessee, and Arkansas. The one campus he has been on is the home of the Volunteers.

He traveled up to see the Vols host a Oregon and UAB and he liked what he saw.

"The Tennessee facilities, weight room, indoor practice facility, and the Hall of Fame area were incredible. I was taken on a tour of the facility, I took part in the Vol Walk, I went on the field during pre-game warm up, I met with my recruiter, and I spent some time with Coach [Chuck] Smith before the game. The stadium had over 102,000 people there and it was crazy to hear the rocky top song all game long."

The 5-foot-10, 165 pound junior out of Buford, Ga. also spent time in Chapel Hill when North Carolina played Georgia Tech. He had a good time there too and he thinks the schools he visited may offer him.

"Tennessee and UNC are very close to offering me, and Vanderbilt and Arkansas told me that they really like me a lot and want me to send them game film."

The SEC program impressed Moore the most.

"Tennessee was the best experience by far," he said. "That was my first time up there for a game. I really liked the atmosphere at the Tennessee versus Oregon game. I think Tennessee is a good school."

Moore currently has 45 tackles and seven pass break-ups, and four interceptions in 2010.

Chad Simmons started out with Scout in 2003 covering top talent in Georgia and other areas in the South. He then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become Southeast Recruiting Manager.
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