Mitchell Moore sets ISU visit date

One of the top running back prospects in the state of Illinois has set his date to visit Iowa State.

Mitchell Moore is set to visit Iowa State on Monday, Oct. 10. Iowa State was the first school to offer Moore a scholarship and is at the top of the running backs list at this time.


"This will be my first time visiting Ames and I'm pretty excited," Moore said. "I want to come to the campus on Monday because I'm getting closer to wanting to make my decision; I want to see the campus before I do that."


Moore will be visiting on Monday with his girlfriend and another friend who both are interested in attending Iowa State. Moore would like to get to a game in Ames this year but finds it difficult to get there on Saturdays after his Friday night games. It's a seven hour drive to Ames from his hometown of Gurnee, IL.


"If I have the opportunity I definitely want to make a game," Moore said.


Moore is a blistering fast running back whose senior season is going well as planned;  his high school team is 6-0 and in the hunt for the state championship.


Last week Moore scored four touchdowns and has nine on the season. Moore has a 70 yard punt return for a touchdown this season. He has also been playing linebacker and has seen time at safety.


"It's really been hard these last couple of weeks to get a lot of rushing yards because we haven't been playing that good of teams so in the second half I've been sitting out," Moore said.


As of now Moore is being recruited as a running back but says that he's extremely flexible.


"If they want they can put me on defense my freshman year," he said. "I just want to play. I'll do whatever it takes to help the team. I do want to play but if it works out that I'm not going to play my freshman year then so be it. I'm not going in expecting to play but if I get the opportunity then I will."


Moore is also showing interest in Ohio, Purdue and Northern Illinois; just last night [Oct. 3] Ohio offered him a scholarship.


"Iowa State is pretty much at the top of my list," Moore said.

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