State 1-A runner-up Hayti from the southeastern corner of Missouri is sending its first player to Columbia.
William Moore, a 6-3, 195 lbs. wide receiver, has given his verbal commitment to the Missouri Tigers. Moore was the junior receiving centerpiece for the 11-2 Indians. Moore caught 33 balls for 573 yards and 10 TDs last season. He was also an all-state selection in 2003.
Moore combines great size with 4.5 speed in the forty.
According to the Hayti coaching staff, Moore is more than a talented receiver. He sets himself apart because he takes so much pride in his exceptional downfield blocking.
Several top division one programs had contacted Moore recently, but William really wanted to be a Tiger and play for Gary Pinkel.
Moore could also play defensive back if asked to do so, but his first choice in positions is wide receiver and Missouri has indicated that that's where they would like him to play.