SHERRONE MOORE, OL, 6'5, 295, BUTLER COMMUNITY COLLEGE, KANSAS:
Sherrone Moore has become a hot commodity on the major college circuit because he is a December graduate who has three years to play two. And on top of that, he is one of the best Junior college offensive linemen in the country.
"The coaches at Butler have helped me improve a lot," said Moore. "I am just more physical in my blocking in both the passing and running game. I play with better technique now. Coming out of high school, I was 6-4, 280, and now I am just bigger and stronger."
Moore came out of Derby, Kan. where he alternated as a starter his junior year at offensive tackle before becoming a full-time starter as a senior. In fact, Moore didn't even start playing football until his sophomore year when he started out on defense.
"I played basketball and moved to Derby from New Jersey my seventh grade year," said Moore. "Until I moved to Kansas I was always playing basketball, but the tradition of football at Derby got me interested in football."
Moore, who can bench 225 pounds 17 times and he has a 24-inch vertical jump, started at Butler last year at left tackle and admits he struggled some.
"Playing junior college was so different for me. I really struggled last year," said Moore. "I got so much better by the end of the year and then spring ball was so great for me. I had a good summer and this year I am greatly improved."
So far this season, Butler is 5-0 and Moore is a big reason why.
"I have improved a lot and I am a lot more physical," said Moore. "I have adjusted to the speed and I am reacting more instead of thinking. I have graded out as high as 96 this year. Mmy lowest has been 81. I am playing pretty well."
At this point Moore has been offered by Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Iowa State and Arizona State.
"It is interesting to have all those schools that I have watched on TV call me every day," said Moore. "My favorite probably right now is Oklahoma State, because I already took a visit there this summer. I would say that Oklahoma is second on my list.
"OU just offered me two days ago and I was real happy about that. Coach (Kevin) Wilson told me that they don't have many offensive linemen on campus and they always put together a good offensive line.
"They just graduated the Outland Award Winner (Jammal Brown) last year, so they know what they are doing. Right now they are playing with a lot of young offensive linemen and they needed somebody with experience to come in."
Moore says he will visit Oklahoma in late November or early December. He is also still working on visits with Iowa State and Arizona State. South Carolina and TCU have also started calling him on a regular basis.
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