Months after committing to Notre Dame a coaching shake-up has forced Irish commits to evaluate their standing with the program.
Kendall Moore, a 6-3, 230-pound three-star linebacker from North Carolina, finds himself in a situation that not many prospects want to be in. He committed to the Irish over the summer, and now he has learned that the coach he committed to play for will not be around for his college years.
Where does that put Moore today?
"Basically what I'm going to do ... I'm not going to jump ship or anything as far as Notre Dame goes. I don't know what's going to happen with the new coach. Me and my dad are setting up a couple of visits, that way we have a back up plan in case everything doesn't work out with Notre Dame."
Moore has already taken a recent trip to NC State. The talented linebacker from Southeast Raleigh was at the Pack's victory over North Carolina a couple of weekends ago.
"You know, every time I go there I enjoy it," he explained. "It was a good trip. It's so close to home and I know people up there. On top of that it was a good game and a good trip.
"I talked to coach (Tom) O'Brien, coach (Mike) Archer and a whole bunch of the coaches. Coach (Andy) McCollum and those guys. We've got a good relationship.
"I went into the locker room and it was pretty hyped up, being senior night. They got that good win against (North) Carolina. It was a big win."
Does Moore plan on seriously considering the Pack? The young man said he isn't abandoning the Irish just yet, but he is already talking about checking out other options, after all.
"NC State has always been a school that's important to me. It's about ten minutes from my school, right down the street. It's always good to know that if something happens NC State is a good school that's right there. I know everything about it and I know the area well. I've always known it's a good school. I would feel real comfortable if I made that decision."
Moore is rated a three-star prospect and the No. 15 middle linebacker in the nation by Scout.com.