Moore Boise-bound

2014 quarterback Colby Moore, of Springtown, Texas, will be traveling more than 1,600 miles through air Friday for his first unofficial visit of the year.

"Pretty excited about it. Been communicating with [the Boise State staff] since before the season," said Moore. "Their coaches are first class and they recruit hard working student athletes. I've been impressed learning what they're all about. Excited to check it all out."

The 6-foot-1, 190-pounder has also been in early, close correspondence with TCU, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Tulsa, North Texas, Houston, and SMU.

In fact, it was last year that he took unofficial visits to Kansas, TCU and Houston. And while he enjoyed all three, he is exceptionally excited about this weekend's.

"This is my first unofficial visit since the recruiting process has gotten more active. Other schools have asked me to try to come to a game this fall, but this is the first time I am dedicating time to do it."

Why Boise State?

"Boise has a great winning tradition. From what I've learned, the coaches are awesome and award hard work. It's a program that recruits a certain type of player that fits their system."

Moore could fit it, already showing "Kellen Moore-esque" signs with his ability to throw and run despite his "smaller" size- having completed 56 percent of his passes for more than 1,300 yards and 16 touchdowns, while using the ground 76 times for 473 yards and five scores this season.

He continued, "They also look at all aspects of a player- from their ability to their character, to everything else involved… Hear the atmosphere at their games is electric. I want to take in the full experience."

"And, of course, see the blue turf."

Moore, with his father and mother, will certainly get their dose of Bronco Stadium when Petersen and Co. host San Diego State in a heated matchup Saturday night.

But first, he is focused on his own battle with Mineral Wells Friday- and on keeping the momentum rolling in Springtown's favor. Coming off two straight district wins, they now sit at 2-1 in district play and 4-4 overall, with two games remaining in the regular season.

"I started off the season really well. I had to carry a lot of the load for our team- we had several players who were injured and couldn't play. But we've had players step up and fill key roles for injured players, and now we finally have everyone back," recapped Moore. "Right now we're playing well and preparing for playoffs. We definitely want to keep our momentum."

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