Every recruiting class in the country has their “recruiter” or “leader”, the guy who knows how to pursue other prospects in his class and get him to join his program. The coaches love those type of guys, they take some of the recruiting load off of them. For Iowa State’s 2017 recruiting class, that guy is Waterloo, IA (West) three-star QB Devon Moore.
Moore, who has been committed to the Cyclones since November of last year, has played an active role in recruiting for this year's class. The 6-foot-4, 221-pounder has already visited Ames several times during his recruiting process, but most notably he has been at Iowa State on August 6th and most recently, this last weekend.
“It was amazing, I saw so much improvement with the team, I mean they almost beat No. 13 ranked Baylor,” Moore mentioned about his visit. “We ate and talked to coaches, I also met with recruits that we hopefully get to ISU and watched the game, I would give the visit a 10.”
Even though this wasn’t even close to as big of a weekend it was two weeks ago, in terms of the recruiting trail and big-time visitors. Iowa State did host one major prospect in 2017 California commit Temecula, CA (Chaparral) three-star CB Michael Onyemaobi. Moore, the “recruiter” of the class, didn’t waste anytime during his visit, he was talking to Onyemaobi quite a bit.
“I talked to Michael Onyemaobi, during my visit a ton. He is a huge recruit and one that we need to get. He said he really liked his visit to Iowa State, I really just talked to him about starting something new here and changing the culture.”
Back in March, Moore took an unofficial visit to Iowa to explore the Hawkeyes and get a better look of the program who was showing him a lot of interest. That visit really had a lot of fans and people worried about how solid Moore was with his commitment to the Cyclones. However, since that visit, his pledge is as solid as it gets and so is his relationship with head coach Matt Campbell.
“My relationship with Coach Campbell is amazing, they keep in contact with me all the time. I love the coaches more than anything they are like a second family. I am 100% committed, I will never decommit, Coach Campbell gave me my first offer and has done so much for me and I'm extremely grateful!”
Moore has played a major role in the success of Iowa State’s 2017 recruiting class as of right now. I expect Moore to continue to visit Ames when they have big targets in town and work some of his magic. He will be a huge factor on whether this class finishes strong.