Moore makes commitment

Last week, it was announced that Tyler Moore was down to two schools. The 6-foot-5 and 280-pound offensive tackle from Clearwater (Flor.) Countryside was holding offers from schools such as Ohio State, Georgia, Michigan, Florida State, Tennessee and West Virginia to name a few. Florida and Nebraska were named the final two for Moore and he chose between the two, last night.

Tyler Moore and Clearwater (Flor.) Countryside got to face Clearwater last night. The 6-foot-5 and 280-pound offensive tackle, who is just a junior, was happy to report that Countryside came away with a win.

"Yep, we won," Moore said. "We won 31-13 against Clearwater. Coach Barney Cotton was here for Nebraska after they played on Thursday night against Missouri."

Moore has noticed an improved performance by him on the field after trying to step up the physical side of the game in both his run and pass blocking. He is making a big adjustment in positions.

"I have noticed that I have become a more dominant player and that's what I wanted to accomplish. I played tight end last year and moved to tackle, so I wanted to step up my blocking."

With Nebraska in town last night, and narrowing his list to Florida and Nebraska just a week before, Moore made a commitment last night to follow in the footsteps of his dad, uncle and cousins.

"I committed to Nebraska. It feels good. I really always wanted to go to Nebraska. I watched their game on Thursday night, saw how they stayed in it and how they played that fourth quarter against Missouri, and know that they are back.

"That was really something that sealed the deal for me. I know that Bill Callahan was there for a few years and I wanted to know that it was going in a different direction. I wanted to know that they are back."

Moore will follow in a lot of family footsteps down in Lincoln including his father, Brian who lettered in 1985 as a tight end, uncle Vince Ferragamo who played quarterback at Nebraska, Jay Moore a cousin who was a defensive end and Kyle Moore who played linebacker.

"It's a really great tradition there at Nebraska for all of my family; my father, uncle and cousins. I am very excited about that and I am happy to get this commitment done now. I don't want to string anybody along. I just wanted to make sure I made the right decision."

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