4-star Moore Talks Irish, Official Visit Sked

Central High East Campus (Fresno, Calif.) four-star cornerback L.J. Moore was visited by Notre Dame assistant coach Mike Denbrock last week, and now has an official visit scheduled for the first month of the season.

Although Tee Shepard's stay at Notre Dame didn't last two months, it was enough to make an impression on Fresno (Calif.) Central High East Campus four-star cornerback L.J. Moore.

After a visit from Irish assistant Mike Denbrock last week, the 6-foot-1, 175-pound Moore has his official visit to Notre Dame scheduled.

"We set up my official visit for the Michigan game (Sept. 22)," Moore said. "I think we play Friday night, and I'll leave after my game."

Moore added the decision to visit Notre Dame suggests his interest level.

"They're one of my top schools," he said. "It seems like a great school, and coach Denbrock and I have a pretty good relationship.

"I don't know much about it yet. I just continue to learn and hear more about it."

Ironically, Moore's friendship with Shepard, who played as a junior at Central High East Campus, is helping Notre Dame.

"Even though he came back, something made him go that way," Moore said. "So there's something good about the school. I talked to him, and then my coach, Tony Perry, said it was a great school and I should think about it and consider it. I talk to him about football stuff."

Other than Notre Dame, there is one other visit Moore already knows he wants to make.

"I know I want to go see Georgia," he said. "But that's the only other school for sure that I want to go see other than Notre Dame."

Moore holds offers from many of the Pac-12 schools, including California and UCLA, as well as offers from Georgia, Oklahoma and the Irish. He plans to make a decision after his senior season, and he plans to make five official visits.

As for the local schools, one does stand out.

"I like UCLA," he said. "I go down there a lot for other sports, so I always go and drop by and check them out."

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