Brandon Moore is a perfect example of the new wave of tight end that is sweeping the nation in both the collegiate and pro game. teams want to throw the football and they want a hybrid tight end who can flex out and line up in the slot in an effort to get match-ups in their favor. And that is exactly what Moore will bring to an offense. In fact, he plays just as much at wide receiver as he does inside at tight end and is noted more as a receiving threat than as a pure tight end, especially out of Madison 's spread offense.
His size will make him a tight end in high school, but his athletic ability makes him the type of tight end that every college program covets.
"It feels real good to know that so many people like what I do on the field," said Moore. "I wasn't expecting to get this much attention, but now that I am it feels real good to hear people talk about me like that."
Moore likes to catch the football, but he feels when he needs to he can be that old fashion type of tight end and block at the line of scrimmage.
"I can block when I need to," said Moore. "I like the fact that I am a real good pass receiving tight end, and I don't have a problem saying that. I can block when I need to and I feel I do a good job of it. My freshman and sophomore year I played mainly tight end, but this past year I played wide receiver in our spread offense. This year I am going to play wide receiver and line up as a true wide receiver."
Moore caught 23 passes for 350 yards and five touchdowns last season. Moore can bench 265 pounds and squat 450. He stays very busy in the spring throwing the shot and discus. Moore says he is a little better in the shot (53) than he is the discus (150) and he currently ranked fourth in his region in the shot.
Moore attended Junior Day at the University of Cincinnati and he took an unofficial visit to the University of Michigan. He has been offered by 36 schools, including Michigan, Georgia, Florida, Clemson, LSU, Miami, Florida State and Oklahoma.
"I don't really have a top five right now," said Moore. "I plan on cutting down my list at the end of the month."
What are his thoughts on Oklahoma?
"They are one of my favorite teams," said Moore. "I know they have a real good football program. They are one of the schools that I have been looking at all along because of how they use the tight ends in their offense. They flex out their tight end and play him in the slot or at wide receiver some. So, they are a school that I like. Coach (Kevin) Wilson came to my school last week. He is a good guy and I like to talk to him."
Moore says a school's style of offense will play a factor in his ultimate decision.
"The most important aspect of my decision will be academics," said Moore. "Academics are the No. 1 thing to me when it comes to choosing a school. Then, it will be the type of offense they run and how they use the tight end. Next, will be my relationship with the coach because location doesn't really matter to me. It doesn't matter to me how far the school is away from home. I will go school that I feel the most comfortable, or that I feel is the best for me. It doesn't matter to me where it is."
Moore will try to take some unofficial visits to schools in his area, but for the most part he plans to work out with his football team and participate in summer track.
Moore has qualified.