First of all I want to thank god for everything he has blessed me with and also thank the college that have offered. pic.twitter.com/SEhaWf1y84— Tyler Moore (@Ohh_MOE) August 25, 2014
The Red Raiders are in the running despite having yet to offer a scholarship to the 6-foot-5, 320-pound senior. Moore said he is unable to comment on the scholarship situation, but confirmed something else.
“I’m taking official visits to all five of these schools.”
Moore gave a complete breakdown of his top five schools and why they are on his list. The following schools are in alphabetical order.
Colorado: “I haven’t had a lot of contact with them, but I’ve also talked with the head coach and I really like the way they’re heading with that program and the direction they’re going to be heading.”
Minnesota: “I talked to (offensive line) coach (Matt) Limegrover over the spring. He actually came down and visited my school all the way from Minnesota and that really meant a lot to me. It meant a lot to me, the way he talked about it and the way they all seemed really enthusiastic about me. Also, I’ve never been up there and I’m not really familiar with the football program, but I’ve heard nothing but positives.”
Oregon State: “(Offensive line) Coach (Mike) Cavanaugh, he’s the one that extended the offer to me. He’s a really awesome coach. He’s hard-nosed, hard-pressed, really stingy in the way he coaches. (Cavanaugh) really knows what he wants and he wants me and I feel honored. That’s definitely something I really like and I like the way they coach up there.”
Texas: “I really like what coach (Charlie) Strong is doing over there. (Strong is) definitely changing the attitude and changing the culture over there. I also really like the offensive line coach they have over there. Coach (Joe) Wickline, he’s been recruiting me since he was at Oklahoma State. We’ve developed a really good relationship.”
Texas Tech: “I really like the coaching staff. I really like coach Kingsbury and the way he’s kind of changing the dynamics on offense and the way they’ve kind of made a staple on football.” Moore also mentioned he has a special relationship with offensive line coach Lee Hays and he has a soft commitment date. His birthday is Oct. 28 and that is currently the planned date for his commitment.
Moore will attend the North Texas-Texas game Saturday as part of an unofficial visit. North Shore will open their regular season Friday against Clear Springs.
Moore is also on pace to graduate in December and is expected to be on campus, wherever he ends up, for spring ball.