No Rush For Moore

Fresno has always been a hotbed for top-level football players, and in the past, mining that talent has been a strong suit for the Oregon Ducks. This year, the quality of talent hailing from the Fresno area may be at an all-time high, as Fresno (CA) Central four-star defensive back L.J. Moore helps headline a coveted crop.

Do you currently have an offer from Oregon?

"No. Coach John Neal, the defensive backs coach, told me he wants to meet me before he extends an offer. He doesn't like to offer kids before he meets them, but he says that as soon as he gets to meet me, he's going to extend the offer."

Has coach Neal discussed with you a plan to meet?

"Well actually he had already came down a week ago to offer me, but I had track practice, so I didn't get to meet him. He said the second time he comes out -- which he doesn't know when -- to watch spring ball, he's going to offer then."

What is your overall interest in Oregon at this point?

"I have a pretty high interest in them. My friend B.J. Kelley is there and he tells me a lot of good things about the program, but I have a good level of interest in them."

Cliff Harris is also from your area. Do you have a relationship with him at all?

"Yeah. Me and him usually train a lot during the summer, but he's been kind of busy since he's going in to the league now. I haven't talked to him lately, but I used to talk to him."

What is it about Oregon that has you interested in them?

"Well there's a lot of people that I know that are going there and it's something that people I have a common interest with have fell in love with the school and have seen that school, so that gets me thinking that there's something great about that school."

How would you describe yourself as a player?

"I'm long, I play really aggressively at the line of scrimmage, and I can run with faster receivers and I'm comfortable with pressing or playing off. I'm real aggressive no matter what."

Is there a guy at the collegiate or professional level that you try to pattern your game after at all?

"I like to try to pattern my game after (Nnamdi) Asomugha becuase he's a taller, longer corner."

What are you looking for in a program?

"When I figure out a major, that's going to be when (picking a school) will be a bigger thing. I kind of want a place where I can see myself living after, just in case I don't go to the NFL because that's a small chance. When I figure out what I'm going to major in and see what's around the school, then I can probably go in to business and that's going to be important."

What are some of the offers that you currently have right now?

"Oklahoma, Georgia, Notre Dame, Texas Tech, UCLA, Cal, Washington...Those are some of the bigger offers."

Do you have a top five or a list of favorites at this point?

"Right now, I'm liking Georgia, Notre Dame, Cal, UCLA, Washington, and Oregon a lot."

As far as camps and unofficial visits go, where have you been and where do you plan on going over the next few months?

"I've been to Cal, UCLA, and USC. For future visits, I haven't even thought about it yet. I'm doing track and basketball right now, so after that, I sit down a little bit and figure out official and unofficial visits."

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