In late December, the scoop on NEO Safety Antwon Moore read:
"Kansas State received a verbal commitment today from a top prospect in the Midlands region. Purple Pride and Scout.com Recruiting Analyst Chris Pool breaks down the newest commitment and gets answers to the questions you want to know. Check it out. Ron Prince is hitting the JUCO circuit hard this winter. He already has commitments from NEO teammates Devin Anderson (signed), Michael Pooshke (signed) and Justin Roland and now the Wildcats have struck again."
Antwon Moore is ready to officially become a Wildcat and will sign his letter of intent on January 20th on his official visit to Manhattan.
"I have already verbally committed but I am going to sign my letter on my visit and make it official. I told them I was committing and right now I am ready to go down and sign with them when I get there. Me and Brandon (Balkom) are going down together and are going to sign together on the trip," Moore told KStateFans.
Teammates Devin Anderson and Michael Pooshke have already signed their letters of intent to play for the Wildcats.
Listing himself at just a little over 6-feet tall and 213 pounds with 4.4 speed, Moore says that he is a ballhawking safety that is excited to play in the new Kansas State defense.
"I did not have as many interceptions as I wanted, they just did not turn my loose as much. But with my boy Rollo (Justin Roland) and Devin out there, that is going to change. They are telling me that I am coming in to play and with Devin and I – we are going to get some picks."
Moore already has a unique situation in that he and five of his teammates have committed to play for K-State, but Moore says there is one more that he is hoping will join them in Manhattan.
"I am working Chris (Wade) pretty good you know. He is coming down with Rollo and Brandon for our trip and you know I keep telling him he needs to come with us. But to be honest, Chris is his own man and he is going to do what is best for him and his family. Arkansas, man I do not know. They are in there pretty tight but we are all telling him to come and you know, he is visiting and all so," said Moore.
Antwon who was originally committed by Coach McCarty, said that he understands how unique having this many teammates from one school commit together is and it will help the K-State defense immediately.
"We all know each other and what they are going to do. I know what Devin and Rollo are going to do out there and that makes my job easy. There is no one I want then Devin locking up out there. That dude is only 5-foot-8 or 5-foot-9 but he plays like he is 6 foot tall. We play together and we know what we have to do and what the other guy will do. I mean we all play together and our defense was one of the best in the country so we know what we got to go and do."
We asked Moore, who we listed as a soft verbal at the time if there was any other school that was trying to get in on their recruitment late? Moore just chuckled and said there is no way he is going anywhere else but Kansas State.
"There were other schools and all but I am all Kansas State. I am not going to take a visit to UNLV. My and my boys are going to go down there and want to help Coach Prince with their tradition and we have the same goals, to play for championships. That is what this is all about for us you know, we got the same goals, we want to win down there and play for the National Championship. No, I am going to Kansas State and will sign on my visit there."
Moore has three years to play two and will enroll at Kansas State during the summer. We will check back with Antwon following his official visit to Manhattan on January 20th and bring you the very latest in his recruitment.
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