Michael Moore (6-foot-4, 245-pounds) made an unofficial visit to Notre Dame for a junior day just over a month ago, and he's trying to find time to make a return trip to South Bend.
"I'm definitely going to try to get back down there," Moore said. "I had a really good experience during the junior day so that's why I want to get back down there. I'd like to get there for the spring game, but if I can't do that I'd like to get back there next season for a game.
"I just went to Florida State and Florida. They went pretty well. I really haven't seen all the schools that have offered me, but I'm trying to get down to see as many schools as I can. Whatever schools I can get to, I'll get to."
Moore has over 20 scholarship offers, so it will be difficult for him to visit all the schools that have expressed interest in him. If a team is going to make an impression on him, they will likely have to do it fairly soon, as he plans to cut his list down by the end of his junior year.
"I really haven't had a chance to narrow my list down, but I'd like to by the time school ends, just so that I can shorten the process up," Moore explained. "Notre Dame is definitely up there. I definitely like Notre Dame. They're definitely one of my top schools.
"I still haven't decided when I'm going to commit. I've thought about trying to have a decision before my season, and then I think I might have one after the season."
Almost all of the schools recruiting Moore are looking at him as a defensive end. The Irish on the other hand would like to move him to outside linebacker in their ‘3-4' scheme.
"It definitely sticks out to me," Moore said of the idea of playing linebacker. "I've never played the position before, so it's kind of exciting to be able to have a chance to do that. It's not hurting their chances or anything like that. I actually think it would be an exciting position to play."
Moore Hoping to Return to ND
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