Raleigh (N.C.) Southeast linebacker Kendall Moore was at Carter-Finley Stadium over the weekend and watched as NC State defeated East Carolina. He spoke with PackPride.com about the experience and what he thinks about the Pack.
The 6-foot-2, 230-pound prospect from Southeast is off to a strong start in his junior season. Southeast is 4-1 on the year and he estimates he has recorded more than 45 tackles with five sacks. Offensively he has also spent time at wide receiver, where he has 110 yards and a touchdown. Moore already projects as one of the top prospects in North Carolina for the class of 2010 and has emerged as a major target for the Wolfpack coaching staff.
So how did he enjoy his time at NC State?
"Yes sir, I was there for the East Carolina game," Moore confirmed. "It went well. I was pretty impressed. I've been there before but the facilities and stuff always look real nice. It was a great game, too.
"I talked to Coach Archer and he was really nice. He seemed pretty excited. I went up there with two other guys from my team. We were just walking around and checking everything out. We didn't really talk to any of the players. I was really impressed with No. 56. I don't know his name but he was really good."
Moore is referring to linebacker Nate Irving, just one of several members of the Pack defense that elevated his game on Saturday.
Does he have any future plans yet?
"I haven't decided for sure about too many more games," he said. "I know I definitely want to make it to the NC State-Florida State game if possible. I think that's on a Thursday night and it should be a great atmosphere.
"I know East Carolina is real interested in me. They came to my game on Friday and I played pretty well. Their coach has been in touch with me so I'm pretty sure they'll offer. Maryland's coach said he was real close to offering but just wanted to meet me. I haven't been up there yet so I might try to go to a game there. Virginia is also pretty interested.
"I know I'm going down to LSU this week. My cousin, Christian Ducre, plays for Mississippi State, and they're at LSU on Saturday. LSU has sent me a lot of mail and they invited me to that."
Moore holds early offers from NC State, North Carolina and Wake Forest but is a shoo-in to land many more over the next few months.