Gophers Back At It In Virginia

Minnesota was able to steal sleeper wide out prospect Ashburn (VA.) Briar Woods Melvin Holland and are looking to tap back into there with junior outside linebacker Dominic Moore. He talks about his relationship with Holland, his Gopher interest and more!

Minnesota was able to steal a sleeper in last year's recruiting class with Ashburn (VA.) Briar Woods physical wide receiver Melvin Holland from the likes of Wisconsin, Rutgers, Wake Forest amongst many others. Now, the Gophers are looking to tap into Briar Woods High School once again, this time for junior outside linebacker Dominic Moore.

"I've talked to Minnesota a couple of times," Moore told GopherDigest. "They said that they will be at spring evaluations next month to check me out. Most schools are waiting to see me again since I was an undersized outside linebacker last year. I was playing at 183 and I'm close to 210 now. I believe that the interest is there and scholarships will be coming soon."

"For sure I am interested in Minnesota. I'm a sleeper right now. I'm pleased with the relationship that I have been able to develop with Minnesota and hopefully they won't wait too long on me. They ended up getting my teammate and friend Melvin Holland."

With Moore bulk up and add more weight to his frame, he is starting to become more of a complete player and more aware in the recruiting world by hearing from Maryland, Duke and Virginia. Still, he is hoping that the Golden Gophers enter the fold for his services and would love the opportunity to play along side his former teammate Melvin Holland once again.

"That what be huge," said Moore of playing with Holland at Minnesota. "Mel and I are like brothers and when I came in we were the same size with a similar skill set. Melvin choose the big receiver route while I'm on the defensive end. We played opposite sides of the ball and were recognized throughout the state for that. They did a good job recruiting Mel and valuing him as a player."

The physical 6-1, 207-pound linebacker talks about what it would mean to him if Minnesota were to offer him?

"It would be huge for me and my family," said Moore. "From what I've heard from the coaches, I would easily make them a favorite. I believe that I can succeed there by playing with Mel. They need some ballers from Virginia."

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