2012 Intro: Jon Moore

APEX, N.C. --- Inside Carolina profiles junior Jon Moore, a 6-foot, 188-pound wide receiver from Middle Creek High School.

Scouting Report

"Jon is more of a possession type receiver," Middle Creek head coach Sean Crocker said. "He knows how to find openings, very good in space, good use of his body – Jon is able to get himself between the defender and the ball. He specializes in making the big catch. He doesn't stretch the field as much – he's more quick than he is fast – but he does a good job of finding seams and making himself available to the quarterback."

Prep Career

Moore didn't begin playing football until his sophomore season. However, he immediately earned a starting spot in Middle Creek's spread offense and was named all-conference.

As a junior, Moore caught 48 passes for 772 yards and two touchdowns.


Moore had the benefit of watching his older brother, Kendall, go through the recruiting process a couple of years ago. Kendall is a freshman linebacker at Notre Dame.

"One thing that I took away from [Kendall's recruitment] was fan base – like we went to LSU-Florida game and that was the loudest game I've ever been in, in my life," Moore said. "So playing in front of a whole bunch of people is something I would like to do, definitely.

"Academics are important, because football is not a promise forever."

Moore's brother has also offered advice for going through the recruiting process.

"He told me don't leave anything on the table," Moore said. "Whoever comes in, don't blow them off, because coaches talk to coaches. Just be happy to continue to play the game in college."

Moore is receiving interest from Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Nebraska, North Carolina, NC State, Southern Cal, and Wake Forest.

In addition to the countless schools he visited with his brother, Moore has attended junior days at Duke and Wake Forest, football games at Clemson, NC State, and Notre Dame, and camps at Clemson, UNC, and NC State.

"I'm pretty much open to anything," Moore said. "Any [offense] that involves a lot of catching the ball for the receivers I'm down for, because I love receiver and love being a part of the offense.

"I would like to stay local if I could."

Extra Notes

Moore has never played on the same team as his older brother. However, they almost played against each other in the 2008 playoffs. "They didn't make it – they lost in the second round and we went on to the third round [against the team that beat them]," Moore said. "I played slot receiver and he was going to line up at linebacker right in my face man-to-man all game. I was looking forward to it, but my parents weren't. My mom said she wouldn't have come to the game." ... Moore is also being recruited as a point guard in basketball by mid-major programs. Football, though, is his first love. ... Besides football and basketball, Moore runs the 200-meter dash in track with a personal best time of 23.9 seconds. … Moore considers himself a "bandwagon" fan rooting for UNC and Duke in basketball and Southern Cal in football.

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