Moore Gives Illinois Visit High Marks

Recently-offered junior quarterback David Moore was on campus this weekend and was blown away by his Illinois visit.

The offer from Illinois was already exciting for junior quarterback David Moore out of Alpharetta (GA) Milton HS, who grew up a big fan of former Illinois QB Juice Williams.

Moore arrived in Champaign Friday night and spent most of Saturday on campus getting his first in-person glimpse of the Illini. When asked what grade he would give the trip as a whole, Moore gave it a perfect mark and even threw in some extra credit for good measure.

"A+++," he noted. "It was amazing. Illinois set the bar very high. They really knocked it out of the park. I was very impressed."

Moore was part of a large group of juniors who were in town visiting Illinois for a junior day. Part of that experience was attending the Illinois basketball victory over Penn State. That game, along with the time spent with coaches were some of the highlights from the weekend for Moore.

I mean everything (stood out)," he said. "Talking with all the coaches and watching the basketball game with Coach Cubit was pretty cool."

Much of the time spent in conversation with Illinois offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Bill Cubit dealt with how Moore would fit into the Illinois offense.

"I'd fit into the way he runs it," Moore said. "He'd probably run more sprint out stuff but he wouldn't want to run me much more than he runs Wes. He likes my passing ability a lot."

Moore's passing ability is something that has improved over the past year. Early in his career, he ran more of an option look at his high school, but has become more balanced over time.

The visit to Illinois won't be Moore's last. As a matter of fact, he already has plans to come back in a few months once the Illini take the field again.

"I think I'll come back up and hang out with all the 2015 signees at the spring game," he said.

Following his visit to Illinois, Moore headed up to Madison to see the Wisconsin Badgers. The Badgers, along with Missouri, are the other two programs currently recruiting Moore the hardest.

Schools will have to act quickly, however, as Moore doesn't plan on letting his recruitment play out for too long.

"I'll be committing May 15th," he said. "It's the end of our spring and is the day of our spring game."

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