Will Moore Take Rutgers Official Visit?

University School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) three-star linebacker Skai Moore is on his way to Vanderbilt for an unofficial visit and may take a second this weekend before starting his pre-season camp. For the latest on Moore, University School head coach Roger Harriott discussed possible official visits and trimming to five schools.

University School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) three-star linebacker Skai Moore remains a top Rutgers target and plans to take an official visit to Rutgers during the first month of the season.

With an October decision in his sights, Moore will visit Rutgers either Sept. 8 for the home-opener against Howard or Oct. 6 for the rivalry game against Connecticut.

A visit for camp has Rutgers firmly in Moore's top five and a legitimate contender for his services, said his head coach Roger Harriott.

"Yes, he will visit Rutgers," Harriott said. "They're definitely in his top five. He enjoyed it. He loved the coaches and of course one of his friends (defensive end Nick Internicola) committed there. He'll narrow it down and figure out which other ones to do."

Moore is slated to visit Vanderbilt tomorrow and has a second visit in mind this week.

The Commodores and Scarlet Knights emerged as co-leaders for Moore after his first visit to Rutgers.

"He's visiting Vanderbilt tomorrow, that's an unofficial though," Harriott said. "He's visiting Vanderbilt tomorrow with his mom and his grandfather and that should be big for him. If he has time, he wants to head over to Wake Forest too."

Moore has two bye weeks in September where he can take visits, but flying to colleges immediately following games is another possibility.

Moore is emotionally mature enough to focus on his college search and senior season at the same time, Harriott said.

"Most of the time, they have to take visits during the season if they want to see all their schools," Harriott said. "All of our seniors are very mature. They know what's at stake. They know what they have to do. As coaches, we realize the reality of recruiting and the importance of a college education. I don't have a problem with it."

Harriott is taking a hands off approach when it comes to Moore's recruitment and encouraging his family to be involved in the decision, making his trip to Vanderbilt with his mom even more important.

"He's talking to his mom and his grandfather a little bit more about the progress," Harriott said. "I'm helping them get a little more acclimated about everything. He's going to narrow down to his top five choices and figure out how to get his official visits done from there."

Moore does not have a formal top five, but Vanderbilt, Rutgers and Wake Forest are considered the top competitors.


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