Class of 2006: Illinois RB Mitchell Moore

Junior Recruit Capsule: Illinois running back Mitchell Moore


Mitchell Moore
Running Back, Warren Township (Gurney, Ill.)

5-foot-11, 192-pounds

Invitee to the US Army All American Junior Combine

2004: Had a solid season, scored 24 touchdowns and rushed for roughly 1,700 yards. Earned honorable mention all state honors by the Chicago Tribune.

Schools of Interest: Iowa, Ohio State, Boston College, Purdue, Tennessee, Michigan State and Indiana.

What is it about the Iowa program that has you interested in learning more?

The location is close to home, the university seems like a top notch place and Iowa just has a great football program

When did you start paying attention to Iowa?

I have been watching them since I started watching college football. I have been watching the teams that are close to Illinois, because they are on TV and I am familiar with them. When I started getting mail from Iowa, I really paid attention. And Iowa recently requested tape from us, and my coach sent it to them.

What kind of year did you have last year?

I think I was the leading rusher in the area and in my conference. I think I had a pretty good season for my junior year. I have been playing varsity since my sophomore year. I feel that I have good speed no matter where I run; inside or out, straight ahead or around a corner.

Have you been to Iowa, and if not, do you intend to make an unofficial visit to Iowa this spring?

Iowa sent me a letter to come down there for their junior day when they play Northwestern. I am not sure if I can make it, because I have a basketball game the night before and then the next day, but I will try to work it out so that I can attend. I definitely want to get over there sometime this spring, if not this coming weekend.

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