Beast of the East: WR/CB Lonnie Moore

Haddonfield (N.J.) Paul VI 2016 prospect Lonnie Moore has increased interest from schools after a strong junior season, and spoke with Scout after Friday's Beast of the East event about the latest in his recruitment.

Haddonfield (N.J.) Paul VI 2016 receiver and cornerback Lonnie Moore enters his offseason with momentum after 1,250 yards from scrimmage and 11 touchdowns as a junior.

Now into basketball season, Moore has had multiple schools in to see him and other underclassmen at Paul VI.

“Recruiting has been going pretty well,” Moore said. “A couple of schools have been by so far. Tennessee was supposed to come [Friday] but something happened with their flight so they’re coming later. Rutgers came to my basketball game. They had like five coaches there.”

Defensive backs coach Darrell Wilson is the primary recruit for Moore, who said the two are regularly in touch.

“Everything has been going good with Rutgers,” Moore said. “Coach Wilson has been talking to me a lot. We’ve been talking pretty consistently, and it was cool that he came to my game. …The day before [the visit], he messaged me to say they were all coming to my game. I was a little surprised by that, but they showed up. I liked that they came out to support me.”

Temple remains in hot pursuit of Moore, who picked up a verbal offer from the Owls during his junior season.

“I like Temple a lot,” Moore said. “I like what they’re doing with the program. I’m really cool with their coaches. Temple is a good school.”

Temple coach Matt Rhule continues to aggressively recruit New Jersey with eight commitments in his 2015 class.

“I think it’s just the coaches,” Moore said. “Everybody is just really cool with the coaching staff there, and you hear from them all the time. They’re a program that’s on the rise, and I think a lot of people are noticing that.”

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