Michigan in Mix for Michael Moore

The Maryland (Dematha Catholic) defensive end talks to GBW about his recruiting process.

Dematha Catholic High School in Maryland is home to division one football stars on a yearly basis. This season will be no different as highly decorated defensive end Michael Moore will command a defensive end spot looking to improve on a season that saw him drop the quarterback 8 times. Despite his success, Moore tells GoBlueWolverine that he still has plenty to improve upon.

"My strengths are, a lot of people say I'm very athletic for my size. I have good quickness and good athletic ability. My weakness, people say I need to stay lower —that's probably one of the biggest thing people tell me, that I need to stay lower because I have good height."

At 6'4 and 255 pounds, Moore has been a highly courted athlete during the spring evaluation period, something that hasn't helped the young man's ability to narrow things down just yet.

"I haven't really been able to narrow anything down yet. About every school that's offered me came by (during the spring evaluation period). Auburn came by, Florida, Florida State, Tennessee, Virginia, Rutgers, Notre Dame, Purdue, Ohio State, South Carolina, Clemson, USC, Oregon. Michigan and Michigan State came by too."

Michigan is working hard to distinguish itself by expressing to Moore just how much they'd like him in Ann Arbor.

"Coach Mallory has just been telling me how interested they were, and basically letting me know how much of a priority I am for them. He's been keeping up with me on Facebook and things like that; he just keeps sending me things about their coaching staff and who they've coached already."

As far as Moore's interest in the Wolverines, he says he's still trying to figure that out.

"I'm trying to get a top five together and don't really know who's going to be in it yet, so I couldn't even say what the interest level is right now."

However, Moore doesn't want to drag his timetable out too far.

"I want to have my top five by the time school ends and I want to be able to make my decision by the time my season starts. I want to know where I'm going and feel good about where I'm going."

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