Virginia OLB on the Radar

Along with the more prominent offerees in attendance for Maryland's major junior day, there were a number of lesser-known prospects who could be on the verge of securing Terps offers. One of those who has been on the radar for a couple years now is Briar Woods (Asburn, Va.) outside linebacker/safety Dominic Moore.

Along with the more prominent offerees in attendance for Maryland's major junior day Feb. 22, there were a number of lesser-known prospects who could be on the verge of securing Terps offers.

One of those who has been on the radar for a couple years now is Briar Woods (Asburn, Va.) outside linebacker/safety Dominic Moore (who was also just on campus with his teammates in early March). Formerly of St. Mary's Ryken (Leonardtown, Md.), Moore, who transferred before the 2013 football season, has since added 25 pounds of muscle in the last year-plus at Briar Woods, catching the eye of numerous college programs. That includes Maryland, which has outside linebackers coach Lyndon Johnson recruiting him.

"I've really been doing well since I've been at Briar Woods," said the 6-foot-1, 180-pound Moore. "There have been plenty of colleges looking at me, but some were worried about my size. Since then, I put on about 25 pounds and am really filling out. I guess it's due to my late birthday.

"Maryland has been in touch a good bit, and UVA, Virginia Tech, ODU, Penn State and Minnesota are also looking at me. Georgia is a bit too."

Moore realizes he probably won't secure any verbals before camp season, however. He knows he'll have to run well and perform well in drills in order to draw attention. After that, he'll likely have to have solid senior film for some schools to pull the trigger on him.

"I think that even though my highlights were good last year, it misrepresented my size and game today. Twenty-five pounds of good weight will change things," Moore said. "I'm looking forward to the spring evaluations and camps during the summer."

The Briar Woods product has several camps on his radar. Maryland and Virginia are definite, while Penn State, Virginia Tech, ODU and others are possibilities.

He believes once the Maryland coaches see him in action they'll become more active in his recruitment.

"I believe Maryland does like me," Moore said. "Coach Johnson has been watching me for a good while now and stays in touch on Facebook and things. He's said he likes my film and my game, and just wants me to keep working, keep improving. I know they want me to come to camp and show what I can do."

The Feb. 22 junior day was actually Moore's fifth time in College Park, Md., in the last year or so. He attended a camp last summer, a game during the fall, a random visit during the winter and that Feb. 22 visit.

"Junior day was great. Coach Johnson and I talked a bit about the move to the Big 10 and the importance of players with my athleticism between the hash marks," Moore said. "The direction of the program is encouraging and I'm looking forward to joining the movement."

Though Moore plays safety at Briar Woods, he projects as an outside linebacker in college. He said that's the position he's mainly being recruited at, and it's where the Terps project him as well.

"I'll play wherever I'm needed," Moore said. "I believe I bring a lot to the table, and can do a lot for any defense. I'm just looking for an opportunity."

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