Moore's a Cardinal

David Moore committed to Ball State on Thursday. The Butler High (Matthews, N.C.) cornerback became the fifth Bulldog senior to commit to a Division I school.

David Moore ended his recruitment on Thursday when he verbally committed to Ball State.

"I was happy and joyful," said Moore. "It's just a family atmosphere up there and I like the coaches. I wanted to go ahead and get it out of the way, so I wouldn't have any distractions. Now, I can just focus on helping us get back to the state championship – where we belong."

The coaching staff played a big part in Moore's decision.

"Coach Joey Lynch, that's the coach that offered me when I was at Michigan's camp," he said. "He liked me a lot, so we started building a relationship at the camp. He's just been in contact with me throughout this whole thing. All the coaches wrote me letters everyday telling me how I needed to come up and be a part of Ball State."

The 5-foot-10, 170-pound cornerback may take his official visit as early as next month.

"I talked to Coach (Pete) Lembo today and he said he was going to try to get me up there sometime in September," Moore said. "I might go to the South Florida game September 22."

Moore, who also holds offers from Concord, Georgia State, and Liberty, is happy with his decision.

"I'm 100 percent committed," he said. "I'm taking my official to Ball State and that's probably going to be it."

With his decision made, Moore will now focus on helping his team build off a big win last week against rival Mallard Creek.

"We just have to take it one step and one game at a time," Moore said. "It was a good win, but now we have to put it behind us. We need to focus the team in front of us and keep doing that every week. The whole team just needs to come together and stay focused. We need to eliminate all the mental mistakes and go out and get the job done."

Butler, the No. 42 ranked team in the FOX Sports Next Top 50. They host Olympic tonight.

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