SMU picks up Skyline commitment

The Mustangs have received their ninth commit of the 2013 class in outside linebacker Roderick Moore. Moore told SMU wide receivers coach/co-offensive coordinator Jason Phillips the news last Thursday at the Skyline spring game.

SMU's 2013 class is rolling. Recently it seems like every week the Mustangs are picking up a new commitment.

SMU got its ninth commit this past week in Roderick Moore, a 6-foot, 240-pound linebacker from Dallas Skyline.

Moore told SMU wide receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator Jason Phillips, who has been recruiting Moore, that he would like to commit last Thursday at the Skyline spring game.

Moore doesn't have any other offers at this time, but had been receiving interest from Houston, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Baylor.

"[SMU] is just a team that fits me best," Moore said. "They showed the most interest in me and I feel like I can really make an impact on their football team."

Though he did take in a game at Ford Stadium last fall, the first time Moore really visited the Hilltop was for junior day in March.

"It was a real nice campus, real nice weight room and the coaches seemed really interested," he said. "Everybody knew who I was."

During the visit, Moore said he was able to chat with June Jones for a bit.

"He told me he liked the way I rushed the quarterback," he said.

Moore's favorite thing about SMU's defense is its Dick LeBeau's Steelers style of play.

"They run a blitz style defense and I love that type of defense," he said. "I like it because it's just playing football and going after the quarterback and just going after the ball. It's like the Steelers."

When Moore began to get more serious about SMU, he talked to a distant relative of his—former Mustang and Dallas Cowboy and current Oakland Raider cornerback Bryan McCann (he married one of Moore's cousins).

"He just told me how much he enjoyed his time there and that [SMU] is a great choice," Moore said.

Moore plans to major in sports medicine in hopes of becoming a physical trainer.

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