Huskers ready to offer Houston WR?

It's no secret that this year Nebraska wants to upgrade their wide receivers. Besides issuing a mass email to JUCOs for unsigned wide receivers they are hitting the high school level hard for 2005.

One of the best kept secrets in Texas to this point has to be Nathan Moore. He is finally getting some of the attention that he deserves with being No. 100 in the Texas Hot 100.

Although he is the equivalent of the NFL Draft's "Mr. Irrelevant" of the Texas Hot 100 just being on the list is a huge honor. More talent goes by year after year without ever getting an offer and better than offered players from other states.

Moore is not waiting for his first offer though. Grambling has already come in and offered the 6-foot-3 and 215 pound wide receiver from Houston (Texas) Worthing. They are recruiting him as either a wide receiver or a defensive back.

The thing about Moore is his speed. Sure he is one of about a hundred players that claims a 4.3 speed. But, when you find out his track times in the 100m you begin to believe.

"I run a 4.3/40," Moore said. "I run a 10.3 or a 10.4 100m too. I was the fastest in the state last year and second fastest in the nation. I also ran the anchor in the 4x100 and we won that too."

Not just Grambling is noting Mr. Moor. He is claiming regular mail from Oklahoma, Iowa State, Colorado, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Wisconsin, Kansas, Illinois, TCU, Arizona State, Kansas State, Baylor, Colorado State, Houston and Nebraska.

"Nebraska came to the school and saw me. They said that they want me. All I have to is take the test and get a passing score and finish my senior year strong."

Jay Norvell, Nebraska's Offensive Coordinator and Quarterback Coach, is recruiting Moore. "I remember No. 7 from Nebraska (Eric Crouch). That's who I liked. He knew what to do. They're going to open it up now and pass the ball a lot."

When it comes to picking out a school for Moore he is looking for information about his major and at the football program and facilities. He is planning on majoring in Criminal Justice.

So far Moore has taken unofficials to Grambling and to Houston. He was unaware of where he was going to take his official visits yet. He is planning on running track as well as playing football in college.

Moore carries a 2.9 or 3.0 GPA and scored a 710 on his most recent SAT attempt. "All I need is an 820. I can get that."

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