More Offers For Moore?

Vincent Moore of River Oaks Academy has been on a whirlwind tour of camps and combines thus far this summer. As a result, the wide receiver/strong safety has seen his stock soar and the 6-foot-1, 190-pounder curently holds three scholarship offers. Moore hopes to land an offer from the SMU Mustangs at some point as well.

Vincent Moore of River Oaks Academy (Monroe, La.) has had a nice summer, to say the least. In addition to gaining a superstar teammate in transfer Teshadi Talton, Moore has received three scholarship offers over the course of the past month and he's hopeful that more will come in the future.

"I don't have any favorite schools yet," said Moore, who has offers from Louisiana-Lafayette, ULM, and McNeese St. thus far. "I'm definitely interested in SMU, although I haven't talked to their coaches since I went to camp in Dallas. Hopefully my senior year will out well and I'll be able to put a highlight video together that will get me more interest from SMU. It's a prestigious academic school and they have a fun offense for a receiver."

Moore, who plays wide receiver and safety, is being recruited on both sides of the football. In 2009, he rushed for 761 yards on 95 carries with 15 TDs. In addition, Moore caught 22 passes for 300 yards (and three TDs), returned three kicks for touchdowns, and compiled 60 tackles (with three interceptions) on defense.

River Oaks advanced to the third round of the playoffs last year and the Mustangs are a favorite to win it all in 2010. Last season, River Oaks defeated Central Hinds and Bowling Green Academy in the postseason before succumbing to eventual state champion Brookhaven Academy on the road in the semifinals.

"The Bowling Green game was a classic, hard-fought defensive struggle," Moore said. "The score was tied 14-14 with under two minutes remaining, but we drove from our own 40-yard line to score the winning touchdown at the end of the game.

"Brookhaven was undefeated and the No. 1 team and they had a quarterback, Chandler Rogers, who put up some great stats. He threw for over 3,000 yards and 40 touchdowns last year. Brookhaven entered the game averaging over 40 points, but we held them to 17. Our offense just couldn't put anything together that night."

In addition to SMU, Moore has attended camps this summer run by Houston, Mississippi State, Louisiana-Lafayette, and he worked out at a Tulane camp today.

"There's a Tulane camp at Neville tomorrow," Moore said on Monday evening. "That's my last camp until July. I've missed some workouts with my teammates because of camps and I'm going to concentrate on River Oaks after this (Tulane) camp. I don't want to miss any more workouts.

"There were some really good athletes at the Mississippi State camp. I went up against some excellent defensive backs. There were only 25-to-30 players at the camp -- with only two wide receivers -- so we got a lot of reps. The Houston camp was held at Longview High School and there were a lot of players there. I didn't get as much work at that camp, but it was a good experience working with their coaches."

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