EMCC Sophomore RB Rodriguez Moore

East Mississippi Community College (Scooba, MS) sophomore running back Rodriguez Moore is receiving looks from several four-year schools.

  • Name: Rodriguez Moore
  • Classification: Sophomore
  • Junior College: East Mississippi Community College (Scooba, MS)
  • Position: Running Back
  • HT, WT: 5-10, 185
  • Scout.com Ranking: NR
  • Schools Of Interest:

  • Attention is something that Moore has become accustomed to. First, he led his team in rushing with 1,303 yards on 189 carries (his 108+ yards rushing per game was 6th in the nation). He also caught 44 passes for 469 yards. Then, he helped East Mississippi Community College to the NJCAA national title with a 55-47 victory over then No. 1 ranked Arizona Western College in the 2011 NJCAA Football Championship Game.

    Now, going into his sophomore season, more attention is coming his way with four-year schools showing interest in him.

    "Texas Tech is the only school that has offered me so far but I've talked to West Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and South Alabama," said the 5-10, 185-pounder.

    All the colleges like the fact that he is an exceptional playmaker. His playmaking skills were in full view in the NJCAA national title game where he accounted for 193 total yards (98 rushing and 95 receiving).

    "(College coaches) said they like me because I'm explosive and have a lot of speed," said Moore, who describes himself as a team player who gets the job done when given the ball.

    Although he's quick on the field, he's not going to be as quick when it comes to making his college choice.

    "I'm going to sit back and wait and see how it goes, then decide at the end," said the youngster.

    While there are exciting times ahead as far as recruiting is concerned, one thing that he continues to be excited about is helping East Mississippi Community College win it's first-ever football national championship.

    "It was a big deal (to win the national title)," said Moore. "We had fun going to Arizona (and defeating Arizona Western College)."

    Although the excitement is still fresh in his mind, he also realizes the 2012 season could wind up being even more difficult due to that number 1 being on the team's back this year. Every team they play will want to bring home a victory over the reigning number 1 team in the nation. But he's ready for the task at hand.

    "This year we have to work even harder because everybody will want to beat the number 1 team in the nation," said Moore, who was selected to the MACJC All-North Division second team as a freshman.

    Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the GenesPage.com website, the source for Mississippi State sports on Scout.com sports network. You can contact him by emailing swindoll@genespage.com.

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