Moore Waiting Process Out

Los Angeles (Calif.) Harbor College safety Byron Moore in no rush to hurry recruiting process this time around...

Los Angeles (Calif.) Harbor defensive back Byron Moore (6-1, 200) is no stranger to the recruiting process, having been a highly regarded safety in the 2009 class before eventually signing with USC.

Having transferred to Harbor, Moore is once again going through the process, with offers spanning the country, but Moore is much more prepared for the process this time through.

"It's not really tough this time, it's a little more fun because I went through it already," said Moore. "I already know what to expect and it makes it a little more easier. I can get all of my main questions answered before this time."

Moore had an eventful recruitment the first time through- committing to UCLA, then decommitting and giving a verbal to USC, before opening things up prior to Signing Day then ultimately signing with the Trojans.

He visited Notre Dame and Colorado officially in the winter of 2009, but says this time around, he's going to take his time throughout the whole process and wait until Signing Day to name the school he's going through.

"I want to take all five of my official visits this time," said Moore. "I only took the trips to Colorado and Notre Dame. I didn't even take one to USC. So I want to be able to go through it all. I'll sign in February then have three for three."

Despite decommitting from the Bruins back in the summer of 2008, there have been no hard feelings at all coming from Westwood. In fact, UCLA was one of the first schools that reached out to Moore when he ended up at Harbor, and he's been to a couple of practices, including one on Sunday.

"It was good going there on Sunday," said Moore. "I was out there watching them practice and then after I sat down and talked with Coach (Tim) Hundley for a while. They want me as a safety but they like me at corner too. I like safety more, because I like roaming and being more free. But I don't mind coming down and covering receivers."

The Bruins are one of five schools to offer Moore, along with Penn State, Michigan, SMU and Oregon State.

"I'm also hearing a lot from Kentucky, Miami and Washington State," said Moore. "UCLA is recruiting me the hardest but I hear a lot from Penn State, Michigan and Oregon State too."

Because he's busy playing on Saturday's, Moore hasn't had a chance to take in a game at UCLA, or schedule an official visit to any school.

But he said those are coming.

"I haven't been able to make any trips because we're playing, but I will after the season," said Moore.

And Moore is having a fine freshman campaign at Harbor, after having redshirted the 2009 season at USC.

Moore has 30 tackles, five pass breakups, four interceptions and one pick for a score.

A return specialist in high school, Moore said he hasn't done any of that while at Harbor, but plans to do so when he returns to the D-I level.

"I'll probably get back into special teams when I sign somewhere," said Moore.

Brandon is in his sixth year with, currently as the West Regional Manager. Prior to joining Scout, he spent three years as an o-line and tight ends coach in the high school ranks.
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