Moore sets visit; leaning towards Louisville?

Gerald Moore had an in-home visit with Louisville Sunday night. A versatile safety prospect from Washington D.C., Moore will make an official visit to Louisville later this month. Kentucky and Tennessee both recently jumped into the mix with Moore. Do the Cardinals have an edge over the two SEC programs?

Gerald Moore had an in-home visit with Louisville Sunday night. A versatile safety prospect from Washington D.C., Moore will make an official visit to Louisville later this month. Kentucky and Tennessee both recently jumped into the mix with Moore.

"Everything is going pretty good," Moore said Monday. "I actually had a visit with Coach Mallory from Louisville Sunday night. It went pretty good. He informed me about the school and things about the players that they have now and what they are looking for. And he offered me to come up for an official visit December 14."

Moore said he will visit Louisville December 14. This weekend, the 6'0, 190-pound Moore will take his official visit. "I'm going to Army this weekend just to see how things are," Moore said. "I want to take a look at the academy since that's the chance of a lifetime."

Moore holds offers from Army, Navy, Northwestern, Eastern Michigan, Ohio and Hofstra. He says he has an "unofficial offer" from UofL. "Louisville said to expect an offer when I come in for my official visit," he said. "They've indicated that they want me to play safety."

Two SEC programs – Kentucky and Tennessee – called last week to express interest their interest in Moore.

"A couple of new schools have come into the picture and I'm waiting to see how that pans out," Moore said. "Kentucky and Tennessee just started showing interest. Kentucky started calling my coach last week after they got my senior highlight tape and Tennessee got involved last week too."

Louisville also received Moore's highlight tape and Mallory told Moore that the Cardinals coaching staff was impressed with what they saw on film.

"They were really impressed," Moore said. "(Coach) Mallory liked how I was physical and he liked that I am an all-around athlete that can play more than just safety. He said he likes his safeties to be vocal leaders on defense."

While he has several offers and has received recent interest from Kentucky and Tennessee, Moore said he's leaning towards the Cardinals. If Louisville extends an offer to Moore during his visit, Steve Kragthorpe and the Cardinals could land Moore on the spot.

"I'm leaning a little towards Louisville but I'm waiting to get that offer. I can't make any moves until I get that offer," Moore said. "Pretty much I'm going to wait until after my visit to see how everything pans out."

What stands out about the Louisville program?

"It's a good program and a big-time conference," said Moore. "From their season, it looked like they had a great offense but they need some help on defense. I definitely think I could help on defense in the secondary."


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