4-star CB Moore Discusses Denbrock Visit

Fresno (Calif.) West four-star cornerback L.J. Moore was visited by Notre Dame assistant coach Mike Denbrock on Wednesday, and he spoke about it with IrishEyes.com.

Notre Dame assistant coach Mike Denbrock remained in California four days after the Irish ended the regular season perfect so he could hit the recruiting trail, and one of his stops Wednesday was to see Fresno (Calif.) Central High four-star cornerback L.J. Moore.

And while the 6-foot-1, 175-pound Moore said he still isn't close to a decision, the Irish continue to rate high in his eyes.

"They're still in my top few schools," Moore said. "It's still a great opportunity and I'm still just weighing my options. I'm looking at Oregon State, Washington, UCLA, Georgia, Texas Tech and Notre Dame."

Moore already made official visits to Notre Dame, Oregon State and Texas Tech.

"I don't have my last two visits set," he said. "I'm going to try and finish out this year strong and then probably set those for January."

Fresno Central is playing in the CIF Central Section playoffs and faces Clovis (Calif.) North on Friday for the sectional title, so he hasn't spent much time on recruiting.

"As of late, I've put it in the back seat," he said. "I've been concentrating on the football season and trying to win a championship, so it hasn't really been wearing on me too much."

However, the trip by Denbrock served its purpose, and kept the Irish on Moore's mind.

"He was saying to keep in touch with him and make sure everything is still going great," Moore said. "He said a lot of things change in the recruiting process and he doesn't want me to feel like they don't want me. He said maybe I can get out there and see it again, and maybe come with my parents."

One of the topics discussed was how the undefeated and top-ranked Irish (12-0) will be playing either Alabama or Georgia in the BCS title game, but don't look for it to make a huge impact in Moore's recruitment.

"It's always a positive with the prestige and them going to the national championship," he said. "That is something, but it's not really weighing much with my option." Moore said he plans on deciding close to signing day.


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