Moore Talks About Third Trip

Nation's top JC defensive back, Los Angeles (Calif.) Harbor's Byron Moore, took his third official visit, to Ohio State, and he talks about his time in Columbus...

Los Angeles (Calif.) Harbor safety Byron Moore is now three visits down, with two to go before the four-star makes his decision.

Having already visited Tennessee and Ole Miss, Moore took visit number three this past weekend, to Ohio State.

"It went really, really well," said Moore. "I enjoyed meeting the players and the rest of the coaches, and talking to Coach (Jim) Tressel in person."

Another defensive back hosted Moore.

"My host was Orhian Johnson and we were with a lot of the other DBs," said Moore.

There were a few familiar faces for Moore, former teammates and opponents from the 2009 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

"Corey Brown, Dorian Bell and Jamie Wood all played in the game with me, so that was cool," said Moore.

The former USC defensive back got to travel when the Trojans went to Columbus to play Ohio State his freshman year, but it was his first chance to really see the campus and Columbus in general.

"The campus was nice," said Moore. "The classrooms aren't too far apart and their facilities are top of the line. The atmosphere around the city was different from L.A., but its got enough to do but not too much to get distracted."

Moore was set to visit Oregon State and LSU next month, but part of those plans have changed, with only Oregon State still happening.

"I'm going to Miami on January 21st instead of LSU," said Moore.

The Canes had offered Moore prior to Randy Shannon's firing, but another familiar face has ended up at Miami, making Moore very interested in the Canes.

With the hiring of Jethro Franklin by Al Golden, Moore has a former USC coach, who was there when he was a freshman, in Coral Gables.

"I've been talking to the new head coach the most, but also with Coach Franklin," said Moore.

Moore will sign in February and won't make a decision until Signing Day.

His still considering the five schools he's officially visiting as well as hometown UCLA, where he initially committed to back in the spring of 2008 before signing with USC.

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