Signing Day Capsule: Brandon Moore

Moore is athletic and quickness for a TE. Moore has a great first step and seems to have great acceleration. He has soft hands, good concentration and body control and runs well. Moore is the type of tight end that can play on the line of scrimmage or you can flex out wide. He is a mismatch for any secondary because he runs so well and is so big. **Video Included**

Brandon Moore
Tight End 6-6/245/4.60
Trotwood-Madison HS (Trotwood, OH)
NR: *** - Position Rank: 43

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His Recruiting Story
When Brandon Moore gave his verbal commitment to the University of Michigan, it may have been a surprise to some. To others, it didn't come as a surprise at all. From the first time that Moore visited Ann Arbor, the Ohio native knew that he was meant to be a Wolverine. In the story announcing his commitment to the Michigan football program, Moore claimed, "I pretty much knew I was going to play for Michigan. I knew since my first visit up there last fall that I was going to be playing there."

On May 18, with his desire to be a Wolverine becoming more evident, Moore called former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr and issued a verbal commitment. While many people considered it a sure thing that Moore would head south to play his college ball, ultimately his relationship with the staff in Ann Arbor was too much for Moore to pass up.

Following Carr's retirement Moore briefly reconsidered his verbal commitment, but after taking an official visit to Miami, the Trotwood-Madison star knew that Ann Arbor was still where he belonged.

"I still consider myself a firm commitment to Michigan," Moore informed. "I took the visit to Miami, but I am still committed to Michigan," Moore said.

Moore joins current teammates Michael Shaw and Roy Roundtree in Michigan's 2008 recruiting class.

GoBlueWolverine Commentary
As the first of the three Trotwood-Madison commits to give his commitment to the Wolverines, Moore became a critical piece of the Wolverines 2008 recruiting class. While some think the tight end is a position that won't be utilized to its full potential under new coach Rich Rodriguez, that couldn't be further from the truth. With a large frame and good hands, Moore provides an excellent target for future Michigan quarterbacks.

Because of his size and speed, Moore will provide match up problems for much of the Big 10, but, with his size, will also be a valuable asset for the Michigan running game. Either on the line to protect or provide a safety valve, or flexed out to spread out the linebackers, Moore figures to play a prominent role in Ann Arbor.

According to his scouting report on GoBlueWolverine Magazine, downfield threat, off the line quickness and running ability all appear to be strengths of Brandon Moore. In order to take his game to the next level, watch for Moore to build on his strength and blocking ability in his first year at Michigan.

"Moore is athletic and quickness for a TE. Moore has a great first step and seems to have great acceleration. He has soft hands, good concentration and body control and runs well. Moore is the type of tight end that can play on the line of scrimmage or you can flex out wide. He is a mismatch for any secondary because he runs so well and is so big. Moore looks to be a good blocker, whether it's in space or off the line of scrimmage."

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