Byron Moore signed with Southern Cal but eventually found a home at Los Angeles Harbor Community College. A Harbor City native, the California born defensive back is now looking to get away from home.
Last weekend he took in Tennessee and has since set visits to four other schools.
“Those are pretty much my top five schools.”
After being recruited to LSU by former wide receivers coach D.J. McCarthy, Moore said that the LSU staff reached out to him last month to see if interest was still there.
“Coach Mac had been on me pretty hard but they just ended up running out of scholarships,” he said. “I wanted to visit and all that stuff, but we just never made it that far.”
Now that Moore has an offer and interest is coming from the Tiger staff, things have changed.
“Coach Joe Robinson came out to the school and we talked and set up a visit for that last weekend in January, which he said will be the best couple of days to be in town because all the staff will be there,” Moore said. “It’s a trip I’ve been wanting to make for a while, so I’m excited about it.”
Being recruited by LSU at cornerback, the 6-foot-1, 205-pounder said that his slate is clean as he moves into the month of January.
“I didn’t take any visits during my season, and I was at USC before that,” Moore said. “Last weekend when I went to Tennessee was pretty much the first time I have done anything with the recruiting side of things. I’ve got about 20 offers now, but I’m just going to look at those five schools and then decide in February.”
LSU could lose Patrick Peterson to the NFL Draft, which would leave defensive backs coach Ron Cooper with Morris Claiborne, Tyrann Mathieu, Ron Brooks and Tharold Simon as the lead candidates for playing time at cornerback.