It has been a while since Raleigh (N.C.) Southeast junior linebacker Kendall Moore attended NC State's Junior Day, so he has had plenty of time to reflect on the experience.
Moore is very familiar with what NC State has to offer in terms of academics as well as football, due largely to the fact that he lives so close to the school. The 6-3, 225-pound linebacker spoke with Pack Pride recently about his most recent trip to the ACC school, as well as where everything stands now in terms of recruiting.
"Oh yes sir, I went to their junior day last week," Moore said. "I was actually a little bit late so by the time I got there they were into the meal. I figured I could spare a little time because I had already been there and knew what it looked like.
"We got there and ate, and after that we went to the basketball game. I talked to the coaches and stuff like that. Then I went up to coach (Tom) O'Brien's office and met with him. He just said he was excited about the 2010 class.
"I've been talking to (O'Brien) for a while now. I met him at the camp they had last year and since then I've been to State a couple of times. We've got a nice relationship. He came to the school once, too.
"I also talked to the linebacker coach and I've been talking to him for a long time. He's just talked to me about his schemes and where they would like me to play. He talked about my versatility and said he was excited about trying to get me to go play for them."
Just before making that trip to NC State, Moore said he was at Duke's Junior Day -- another school he will be considering. Last fall Moore attended one of the Pack's games and said that was also a good experience.
Where does the Pack rate on Moore's list these days?
"They're definitely near the top," he said. "I don't really have a top three or a top five or anything, but they're toward the top of my list because it's a down home school. It kind of just depends on what I decide I'm looking for."
Moore said he plans on taking a trip to the Palmetto State next week to visit either South Carolina or Clemson.
"Earlier this week South Carolina offered me," he recalled. "I'd like to check them out. Clemson's linebacker coach has been recruiting me. He came from Maryland and he had offered me there. He's talked to me a lot and he's real interested. Me and my dad are just talking about what we'll be doing."
Moore finished up his junior season with 120 tackles, six sacks and three forced fumbles.
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