"I wasn't really planning on visiting and thought I was already done," said Moore, who collected 172 tackles, five caused fumbles, four fumble recoveries and four sacks this fall. "They convinced me to come and take a look. Honestly, I was just coming up there to have a good time. I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did. I fell in love with the place."
So Moore gave it a few days and then made his decision between Georgia Tech, Wisconsin and ISU. It was a tough call, he said, but the Cyclone program presented everything he wanted for in a program.
"Iowa State, Georgia Tech and Wisconsin were big choices for me," Moore said. "It was in between those three. Wisconsin was my first visit. But when I was at Iowa State, I knew it was the right place for me.
"I loved the college town atmosphere where everybody likes Iowa State football. It's a big deal there and it's a big deal to me. I got along with the players and everything. The facilities were nicer than all of the other ones I went to. Everything just fit in place."
"I think they liked my work ethic and that I'm a hard-nosed player that loves to hit," Moore said. "I've got a nose for the ball. I think I fit in pretty good to their system. I'm going to work as hard as I can to get the job and be the best player I can."
Moore is one of 26 commitments for the Class of '03 and sixth newcomer to give a verbal in the last week.