Moore Than Enough

Vincent Moore had his share of ups and downs in 2010, but things have worked out for the best.

2010 was starting off to be a good year for Vincent Moore. It started off in the spring and then exploded in the summer.

"Well I did not get noticed by virtually any colleges until the very end of my Junior school year," explained Moore. "Several college coaches came out to our 2010 spring practices and I started to receive letters from a lot of different schools around this time. Several schools told me that they needed me to attend their summer camps in order to get a better scouting evaluation on me. So I decided I was just going to attend as many summer camps as possible in order to get my name out there as much as possible."

The summer paid off big time for Moore, who earned several scholarship offers based on his summer performance. "I earned scholarships from Mcneese St., ULM, and ULL from simply performing at their camp," said Moore. "ULL had never contacted me, nor seen a film on me prior to the camp I attended. I also attended camps at LA Tech, Miss St, SMU, and Tulane. My performance at each of those camps did not earn me a scholarship, but did clearly put me on the radar of all four schools."

With everything seeming to fall in place for Moore, he suffered a season ending injury early in his senior season. "All three of the schools who offered me during the summer kept my scholarships alive after my injury during the 3rd week of my senior season," described the River Oaks star. "I also kept in touch with LA Tech after the injury, but they made it clear to me that I was most likely not going to receive a scholarship from them now. They wanted to evaluate my performance during my senior season before offering. Also, after the injury several Louisiana D1-AA schools approached me late in the season. Southeastern, Nichols St., and Northwestern St. each offered me late in the season."

So with six scholarship offers in hand, Moore seemed to be doing pretty well despite the injury. Still, he was not going to give up on Louisiana Tech.

"Like I said, I kept in touch with Tech post injury," added Moore. "They invited me over for a visit on the last weekend of January and talked to me about being a Preferred Walk On. I sat down with Coach Spangler and he told me straight up that they really want me at LA Tech and that I would have an excellent shot at coming in and eventually earning a scholarship. I felt like it was an excellent situation for me because Tech had been recruiting me all along. I would not be just some random guy showing up, I would basically be a recruit that just won't be on scholarship that first year. Tech is also where i wanted to be all along, and now i have the opportunity to go to school there and also be a member of the football team."

Things didn't seem to go the way for Moore that most seniors would envision their senior year. For Louisiana Tech and Vincent Moore, both will benefit in the end.

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