Heading into North Carolina's three-day individual camp, Rashawn Moore was hardly on the Tar Heels' recruiting radar. Afterwards, Moore had defensive coordinator Marvin Sanders' attention and is now a prospect that the Heels will be eyeing the next few months.
"[Sanders] was telling me that I had a good game," said Moore. "He was telling me to add more stuff to my game and to focus on my grades."
Moore, who only attended Tuesday's sessions of the camp, had six interceptions during one-on-one passing drills including three in a row to close out the second session.
"I think I did very well," said Moore. "I need to work on a couple of things, but I did well."
At 5-foot-11 and 185-pounds, Moore is a physical defensive back who is at his best in press coverage. He unofficially ran a 4.6-second 40-yard dash time on grass.
In addition to the Tar Heels, Moore is receiving interest from Clemson, Florida, Colorado, N.C. State, Wake Forest, and Georgia. The Demon Deacons have offered him.
Although Moore isn't ready to name any favorites, he definitely was impressed with what he saw Tuesday.
"I loved it," said Moore. "They are definitely in my mind as somewhere to go."
Moore, along with his twin brother Rashad, will camp at Clemson Saturday and is working on getting to Virginia Tech for one of the Hokies' camps.
As a junior at Charlotte (N.C.) Vance, Moore mostly played tailback where he accumulated 1,405 yards and 17 touchdowns and earned all-conference honors. This upcoming season Moore will be starting both ways – tailback and strong safety.
RASHAD EARNS A RETURN VISIT
While teammates Justin Byers and his twin brother Rashawn garnered most of the headlines coming out of camp, Rashad Moore had an equally impressive performance during North Carolina's individual camp.
"It went great," said Moore. "I learned skills to make me a more successful linebacker."
Despite being recruited for strong safety, Moore, who only stayed for Tuesday's sessions, started out with the defensive backs, but the 5-foot-10, 175-pounder then moved to the linebacker group.
"I did well," said Moore. "At the end of the camp [during one-on-one drills], when they had the best running back and best tight end come up [Coach Tommy Thigpen] ask me to go up against both of them."
Moore also clocked a 4.55-second 40-yard dash time on grass for defensive coordinator Marvin Sanders.
Although he didn't leave with an offer, the performance earned Moore an invitation by head coach John Bunting to return to the Tar Heels' camp either this weekend or in July. He is also planning to camp at Clemson [Saturday], N.C. State, and Virginia Tech.
In addition to the aforementioned schools, Moore is receiving interest from Georgia Tech, Illinois, Florida, Florida State, and Tennessee, and has scholarship offers from Auburn [verbal], North Carolina A&T, and Appalachian State.
While he waits to get a better idea of his options, the Tar Heels are in very good position following his time in Chapel Hill.
"I would love to go to North Carolina – it's a great school," said Moore. "I'm really interested in looking at going there. So far it's my favorite."
During his junior season at Charlotte (N.C.) Vance, Moore led the team in tackles with 112 stops and also intercepted a pass which he returned for a touchdown. For his accomplishments, he earned all-conference recognition.