Moriarty Picking Up Interest

Goleta, Calif. quarterback Kellen Moriarty is starting to see some action on the recruiting front. The 6-1, 180-pound high school quarterback has fielded a number of phone calls from top schools already. Are the Irish interested in Moriarty?

Kellen Moriarty has seen his Dos Pueblos high school team have a tough start so far this season.

"Our team is 0-2 right now," said Moriarty. "We lost to Los Alimitos, who's one of the top teams in the country, and we lost to another team that is a top-ranked team in our district.

"I have around 300 yards passing and 150 yards rushing so far. I have one touchdown passing so far."

While his team has had a slow start, Moriarty says recruiting has been heating up.

"I still have one offer from UNLV," said Moriarty. "I think Utah is going to offer me within the next week or so. They said they wanted to see one more game.

"Washington verbally offered me, but they haven't sent it in writing yet.

"I've received calls from Fresno State, Utah, Boise State, Washington, Colorado, Colorado State, Notre Dame and Arizona. There are probably a few others I can't remember right now."

Notre Dame defensive coordinator Kent Baer called Moriarty, but the talented athlete hasn't had the chance to speak to him yet.

"Coach Baer called, but I wasn't home," Moriarty said. "He talked to my dad for about 45 minutes. He called to see when my bye week was because they wanted me to come down for a game, but my bye week was this week.

"(Baer) told my dad that coach Diedrick was interested in me as a quarterback, but they also liked me at cornerback or wide receiver. So they are going to recruit me as an athlete that could play corner or wide receiver."

At this time, Moriarty says he plans to take some visits before making his decision.

"I plan to take all my visits," he said. "I'll visit UNLV, and I'll visit Notre Dame if they want me to come down. After those two, I'm open for the other three right now.

We asked Moriarty when he might take his official visits.

"I'd like to take a few visits to see some games," Moriarty said. "I'd really like to make it back for a Notre Dame game. I'd like to make it back for the Boston College game. That would be the game I'd really like to go to."

Comments: The Irish appear to be interested in Moriarty. He seems to be fine with moving from quarterback to another position at this point. We bet he makes it in for an official visit sometime in the future. We'll check back in a few weeks to see if the Irish follow up with Moriarty. Top Stories