Moore catching fire

Kashif Moore (5-foot-9 and 162-pounds) by way of Burlington Township (NJ) racked up some solid numbers as a Junior. Reeling in 34 catches for 586 yards to go along with 3 TDs, Moore added to his resume with a very good performance at last week's Combine held at Rutgers. On Monday, Moore hopes to continue his excellent performance at the Elite College Combine.

"Recruiting is going alright. I don't have any offers yet, but things are going alright," stated Kashif Moore.

Moore is hearing from a trio of eastern schools at this time, including Maryland, Rutgers, and Syracuse. Though neither has, as of yet, come through with an offer, Moore detailed what he likes about each of his suitors.

Rutgers: Their school is in state and that's an advantage for me. I like their sports program and the way everything is improving. I also saw them play in the Insight Bowl and that was nice.

Maryland: I don't know too much about but I want to find out more.

Syracuse: I don't know too much about them either but one of my defensive coaches knows someone there.

Wide open at this time, Moore also states that he'd like to hear from additional schools, including Purdue, Michigan State, and Virginia.

At the recent Combine held at Rutgers University last week, Moore grabbed the top 40-time among all wide receivers, clocking in at 4.47 seconds. Moore also bested all wideouts by running a 4.28 in the shuttle and exploded through the Rutgers bubble with an impressive 37.5-inch vertical jump, once again the highest among all at his position.

"There was a lot of competition there [at the Combine]. There were receivers from many places, from New Jersey, from New York, and Pennsylvania. I thought I did very well and I thought everything was run professionally," stated Moore.

With such solid combine numbers it may be only a matter of time before schools become aware of the talented Jerseyan.

What's next for Moore?

"I'll be going to Elite. It's a great opportunity," said Moore.

Indeed. Over 100 coaches from across the country made the trek to Randolph, New Jersey, last year and many more traveled to the Garden State this year with the purpose of evaluating some of the region's top athletes. Moore is one of the many athletes competing there this evening.

Moore's speed and athleticism are in part due to his track participation. In addition to football, Moore also participates in the 100X, 200X, 400X, and long jump for his school.

Moore's best in the long jump is a Burlington County best: 20' 11 3/4". Last year was Moore's first year participating in track.

After the Elite Combine Moore is unsure about additional camping possibilities but states that he is likely to come and compete at the Rutgers Camp this summer.

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