On New Year's Day, the standout athlete from Blinn Community College in Austin, Texas committed to Utah. But after an in-home visit with Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt Tuesday night, Moore quickly scheduled a trip to Oxford for later in the week.
Moore's visit ended Friday. He committed to Ole Miss shortly after. When he returns to Austin, he'll sign a national letter of intent. Moore graduated from Blinn in December. He's set to enroll in classes later this month.
"The visit was great. A lot of things were cleared up," Moore said, when reached by phone Friday. "It became a lot easier over the past few days. I'm signing my papers to Ole Miss as soon as I get home."
Moore praised the efforts of Nutt, who Moore said personally handled his recruitment. The exclusive attention, combined with a visit he described as "beyond belief" were key contributors in Moore switching his commitment.
"It's nice to be relieved," he said. "It's a lot of stress being recruited by a whole bunch of different people, because you have to filter out what's right and wrong. Coach Nutt, he really cares. He took his time out to recruit me, to come get me. He showed me around. All the other coaches there, they came. It was beyond belief."
Ole Miss intends to use Moore at both wide receiver and running back. "They're going to use me and move me around the field a lot," he said.
However, he could see his most significant playing time, at least initially, on special teams. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound Moore set a school record for kickoffs returned for touchdowns over his final junior college season.
"(Ole Miss) could have competed this year," Moore said. "They were in a lot of games. They were missing something on offense and maybe the special teams game. They were in a lot of those games. Hopefully we can get out there, with the recruits we've brought in and everybody coming back, that we can pull something together and compete this year."
Moore was named an NJCAA All-American at Blinn. He also earned first team All-Conference honors.