Illinois Offers 2016 QB

A dual-threat QB from Georgia landed an Illinois offer days prior to his unofficial visit to Champaign and talks about it here.

Illinois has been going full speed ahead with the 2016 class while at the same time finishing up the last week of recruiting in the 2015 class. A few offers have gone out this week, one of which went to David Moore, who hails from Alpharetta (GA) Milton High School.

After throwing in front of Coach Cubit from Illinois today, Moore was notified that he now held an offer from Illinois.

"They had just watched me throw and I had a good workout, so I wasn't shocked (about the offer)," Moore said. "I was very pleased though."

Moore is set to visit Illinois and Wisconsin this weekend, and he said that having the Illinois offer in hand will make his trip to Champaign much more enjoyable.

"It makes things a lot more light hearted and really let me soak in the school and the people," he said. "I won't have to worry about whether I'd get an offer or not."

Moore has already formed a good relationship with some of the Illinois staff, but especially has gotten to know Illinois linebackers coach Al Seamonson very well.

"The relationship is incredible," Moore said. "Coach Seamonson has been recruiting me. Love that guy. He's the best."

Despite living in the south, Moore does know a fair amount about Illinois, including one of the more recent greats in Juice Williams.

"I know about their past quarterbacks and I like the offense they run," he said. "Plus it's Big Ten football."

"Growing up I followed Ohio State, but Illinois was actually my favorite for a long time when Juice Williams was their QB."

As a quarterback, Moore is still building his skill set, but he already brings a lot of natural ability to the table.

"I have arm strength, pocket presence, and the ability to extend plays," he said. "Also I've been reading defenses since I was younger and I'm extremely competitive. I think my teammates feed off my energy a lot and that's how I like to lead."

As mentioned before, Moore will be heading to Champaign this weekend for a visit. With it being his first trip to the Illinois campus, he's going to be feeling a lot of the experience out.

"I'm looking forward to talking with Coach Cubit and Coach Beckman," Moore said. "I want to see the place and get a feel for it, too."

He continued, "In general I want to be comfortable with the staff, possible playing time, a good school, nice area, and things like that."

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