Big Offer For Skai Moore

After narrowing his list recently, Fort Lauderdale University School linebacker Skai Moore thought his recruitment was pretty cut and dried, but that changed today. Ohio State became the latest school to offer Moore, and they were instantly added to his favorite list.

Ohio high school football fans were introduced to linebacker Skai Moore in the first week of the season, when he helped Fort Lauderdale University School soundly defeat Trotwood-Madison in the Crosstown Showdown In Cincinnati.

Moore, 6-foot-3, 210-pounds, dominated the action defensively in his teams blowout win. He did everything but sell popcorn in the nationally televised contest, and was the game's MVP.

Recently, Moore cut his recruiting list to his four favorites, Vanderbilt, Rutgers, Wake Forest and Central Florida. But on Wednesday morning he heard from a new school, and his list now numbers five.

"I was offered by Ohio State today (Wednesday)," Moore stated. "I was called out of class this morning and told I had a phone call I needed to take. It was Urban Meyer from Ohio State, and we talked for a while. Coach Meyer said he's not where he wants to be with linebackers, and he was offering me a scholarship."

"They saw my film and liked what they saw, so they decided to offer me today," he added. "They said they want to get me up to Ohio to see a game as soon as possible. I thought I was getting close to the end of my recruitment, but this changes things. Ohio State is a big-time school, and it's definitely not too late for them."

"They are definitely in the running, and I'm planning on taking a visit to Ohio State," he continued. "I talked to the coaches about possible dates, and I think we are going to schedule a visit for the Michigan game. I definitely want to try to get up there."

Even though Moore was nearing his decision, the Ohio State offer has put those thoughts on hold, even though he is still very much considering his other four options.

"I thought I would be committed by now, but I never expected anything like this," Moore said. "This offer will prolong the process for me, and that's fine. I know Ohio State has the tradition of a winning program, and Coach Meyer is a great coach. He has a track record of sending players on to the next level, and I've heard great things about Ohio State. I consider this a big offer."

Moore is listed as a three-star prospect, and the number-54 outside linebacker in America. He holds over 20 offers to date.

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