Jumbo receiver commits to USC
The 6'5", 185 pound Moore, who runs a 4.6 second forty yard dash, had quietly favored South Carolina for several months after visiting Columbia in late September, and despite a late push from Purdue and Colorado, he decided to officially pledge his commitment to the Gamecocks on Monday night.
"It was mostly the coaches and the players. I really liked the surroundings around the college," said Moore on his decision to commit to South Carolina.
One of the key factors that swayed Moore to South Carolina was the relationship that he developed with his recruiter and future position coach, Steve Spurrier Jr.
"I really like Coach Spurrier Jr.," he said. "He told me that I reminded him of Sidney Rice with some of the things I've done. He said they're looking for a big receiver, someone that can help out Kenny (McKinley). He said I can catch and do the main things that wide receivers can do."
Moore also believes that if he plays up to his capability that there will be an opportunity for early playing time in the Gamecocks' offense next season.
"If I do my job as a wide receiver and play like I've been playing, they've said I can come in there and play as a freshman."
The Bluegrass State standout, who helped lead his team to a 13-2 record and a runner-up finish in the state playoffs, set multiple school records this year while racking up 63 receptions for 1,370 yards and 13 touchdowns. When asked to describe what makes him such a special talent on the gridiron, Moore gave the following response.
"I've got great ability. I've got good speed for a 6'5" receiver. My hands are real good. I run nice routes and come out of my cuts real good. I get up for the ball and all that."
Moore chose USC over offers from Purdue, Colorado, Nebraska, Cincinnati, Western Kentucky and others. He becomes USC's 18th commitment in the 2008 recruiting class.
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