Persistence pays off for Nebraska

Alonzo Moore and his head coach talk about the decision to play in Lincoln.

Alonzo Moore is a Husker. Many say they could have predicted this. The standout from Winnfield (La.) came to camp in the summer and also came for an official visit. Moore says that he is excited about his decision to be a Husker.

"It feels great," Moore said. "I am looking forward to getting into the system at Nebraska and really learning what it's all about. I am definitely looking forward to going to school at Nebraska."

Moore could play a number of positions for Nebraska. He actually came for quarterback camp this summer, but might be a better fit at either wide receiver or defensive back (the position that Bo Pelini alluded to). It doesn't matter to him where he plays on the field.

"It really doesn't matter to me which position Nebraska wants me to play or where I fit in. It really doesn't matter to me. I will come in, work hard and do what they tell me where I need to be. I will make the best of it. I am open to any position and returner as well."

If there is a preference as to the position Moore plays at Nebraska then head coach Andy Pyles might be the first to give you his. Coach Pyles likes the offensive fit with Moore playing quarterback at Nebraska. However, situation might dictate a need at other positions.

"As a quarterback he could fit well in the offense in Nebraska," Coach Pyles said. "I have been talking to the staff and they are saying that he might have to get on the field as a wide out or a cornerback his freshman year and not redshirt him."

Many people had predicted that Moore would stay closer to home with his college decision. It's really a situation that developed from one team passing on Moore and also the persistence of the Nebraska coaching staff to get Moore.

"I think that people assumed that he would be a lock for LSU," said Pyles. "When that didn't happen I think that there was a small number of schools that stuck with him. Nebraska was one of those schools. They just kept plugging and stuck with him.

"He visited Nebraska for a quarterback camp before he took an official visit to Nebraska. He liked it last summer when he was there. He said that Lincoln felt like home to him. It felt more like home than the other schools."

There were a lot of Nebraska fans anxiously waiting for the senior's decision on National Signing Day and Moore was appreciative of the support. "I am really to get up there to Nebraska, get around the fans, return the love and have a great season."

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for nine years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 11 years. His work can also be seen in's SuperPrep Magazine.
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