NLG 7v7: 2016 ATH Lonnie Moore

PITMAN, N.J. -- Haddonfield (N.J.) Paul VI 2016 athlete Lonnie Moore worked out in front of many schools this spring and has at least four visits planned for the summer. He discussed the beginning of his recruitment with during the NLG 7v7 Tournament.

Lonnie Moore played receiver and cornerback for Haddonfield (N.J.) Paul VI as a sophomore, and was eager to showcase his talents to schools this spring.

Rutgers, Virginia, Indiana, Villanova and Connecticut were a handful of the schools to drop by and express interest.

"It's great because I feel like I'm ready to go," Moore said. "Last year, I don't think I was getting the looks that I should be getting. Now I can actually show these coaches that I can be a great play maker. I know I'm not 6-foot-5, and I don't run a 4.2 (40-yard dash), but I make plays."

The 5-foot-10, 165-pound Moore plays for the same school as three-star 2015 receiver Irvin Charles. Charles emerged as one of the hottest commodities of the spring evaluation period, which gave Moore chances to work out in front of the same coaches.

"He's given me a lot of advice on things," Moore said. "He didn't have all of those offers last year at this time. He's just telling me to stay humble and be patient because coaches are going to notice.

"I can't wait for the football season. We should be better than last season and some players that are going to step up for us. Irvin creates plays for the other receivers because there's so much attention on him. They have to double team him, so all of the other receivers get open."

Moore visited Penn State during the offseason, and expects to take more once his sophomore year ends at Paul VI.

"It's a great atmosphere out there, so I like them," Moore said of Franklin. "I think that they're going to have a great season next year. Coach [James] Franklin is doing good."

Moore plans to camp at in-state Rutgers, where he had to cancel a junior day visit because of a personal issue.

"I've heard from them some," Moore said. "My coach told me that when coach Flood came by, he liked what I was doing. I'm hoping to hear from them more. But really, Temple is showing me the most interest."

Moore will also camp at Penn State, Temple and Villanova in addition to 7-on-7s with his school. He plays more receiver than cornerback, but said he is open to either one at the college level.

"I could play both, actually," Moore said. "Whatever a coach likes me at, I'll play. I think I can get off the line great. I'm able to shake linebackers and I can get physical."

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