Moore Flips To NC State

Ohio linebacker Airius Moore looked to be all set to sign with Indiana on National Signing Day. However, those plans changed and a move to the ACC is where he'll end up.

After giving Indiana his pledge in October, Beavercreek (Ohio) linebacker Airius Moore and his family made a change in the destination the 6-foot-1, 215-pounder will end up at.

"I made a change to North Carolina State," said Moore. "I thought it was a better fit for me defensively as the coach is a defensive orientated coach. I also thought my chances of playing a little bit earlier was batter there as they lost their top two leading tacklers and everybody is going to be on the same level when I arrive.

"I also feel my body will be more ready to play ACC football than Big Ten football."

How hard was it to tell the Hoosiers of his change of plans?

"My dad and I got on a three-way call," he said. "I know it wasn't an easy or even the best thing to do. But I was thankful of them recruiting me and doing things like that for me and I didn't take any of that for granted. I appreciated all of it but feel I made the best decision for myself."

As for what he knows about the NC State program, Moore said he'd seen a lot despite not taking an official visit.<>P "I had been there for camp and got a tour around the place," he explained. "I didn't take an official visit but feel the coaches are just like at Indiana as they care about their players. I feel they care and will set you up for success.

"I also looked at the schools. Indiana is a great school, but North Carolina State is not a slouch of a school either. I want to do social work and felt it would be best to do that there."


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