"Am I excited about that guy? He was kind of a late get for us," said Huxtable. "But, you're talking about a guy that is smart, loves the game, works hard, and is powerful... powerful. With that power, he's got unbelievable foot speed, and he's instinctive.
"He's going to be a tremendous player for us I feel. I'm very blessed and excited to have Airius here with us."
Moore wasn't really on NC State's radar, at least publicly throughout the recruiting process before flipping to the Wolfpack from Indiana on Signing Day in February.
"When I went to make my decision it was based on how coach Doeren runs the defense," said Moore. "I felt more confident that I'll be a better player here because we focus more on defense.
"I've played more. I thought I'd be a special teams guy, but I'm thankful for the position I'm in. I'm very blessed for this opportunity. I'm going to take advantage of it."
A preseason injury to starting middle linebacker M.J. Salahuddin opened the door for more to play as a true freshman, and he is currently backing up redshirt freshman Jerod Fernandez. However, Fernandez is suspended this week, opening the door for Moore to make his first career start on the road at Louisville.
"I just have to step up for the team," he said. "We've got to win this week, so that's all I'm really focused on, stepping up for the team.
"It's pretty much what it is, next man up. If someone else can't go you have to step right in and not miss a beat."
In limited action, Moore has totaled seven tackles and a tackle for a loss. He received his most action defensively in the loss against Florida State.
"I got in a few plays... it was different, playing against the No. 1 team," he said. "A year ago I didn't see myself doing that. I'm really confident now, and I'm just trying to improve every single day."
Next up for Moore and the Wolfpack is Louisville, a physical team that loves to pound offenses in between the tackles... which should open up the door for a lot of action for Moore.
However, he's more concerned with how NC State plays than what Louisville might be looking to do.
"We're focused on us," he said. "We have to make sure we work hard, and if we do what we do we'll be fine.
"I think that every game is a big game, so it's jut another big game we have on our schedule. Every game is a big game."
Moore played his prep ball at Beavercreek High School in Beavercreek, Ohio, which is approximately two hours and 45 minutes from Louisville, Kentucky.
"I'm very excited," He said. "A lot of my family is coming."