The Gophers added a huge piece to their recruiting class when Galena Park (TX.) North Shore senior center Tyler Moore pledged to Minnesota over Texas and BYU amongst others. A top priority to the Gophers for awhile, Moore felt that love from the coaching staff on his official visit back in November to Minneapolis and his passion for them is a one of the main reasons he felt Minnesota was the right fit.
“I chose Minnesota because I fell in love with the coaching staff and the environment,” Moore told GopherDigest.
The 6-5, 320-pound massive lineman is ranked as the No. 9 center in the nation and a three star by Scout and after an impressive senior campaign, his recruitment really began to pick up. He established a lot of relationships over his recruiting process, but really connected with Gopher offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Matt Limegrover.
“My main recruiter is Coach Limegrover and he is an awesome man,” said Moore. “He is just a down to earth guy that doesn’t bullshit you either (laughter)."
Minnesota’s motto on the recruiting trail and for their team has been, “brick by brick” and Moore certainly is a big brick added to the fold. He talks about that hard-nosed and physical mentality he plans on bringing to the squad.
“I will have the dominate everybody attitude with the skill to back it up,” said Moore. “You’ll be seeing me early and often!”
Moore becomes the 18th commit in the class and the fifth offensive linemen committed joining Quinn Oseland, Nick Connelly, Bronson Dovich and Ted Stieber. He also becomes the second commit from the Lone Star State with the other being Copperas Cove (TX.) senior middle linebacker Jaylen Waters.