Moore closing in on first offer

Clarksville, Texas receiver Gary Moore is arguably one of the top athletes in east Texas. Moore is on the verge of his first offer.

Clarksville, Texas receiver Gary Moore is arguably one of the top athletes in east Texas. He's been making plays for the Tigers on the gridiron since his freshman year and last year he helped his team to a 10-2 record.

Several colleges have an interest in Moore and his first offer could be right around the corner.

We caught up with Clarksville head football coach Dewaski Davis to get the latest in Moore's recruitment.

"He's being recruited by everyone you can think of, he's a tremendous athlete," Davis said. "He doesn't have anything definite yet, but there's a lot of ‘we're going to offer'. It's just a matter of time, I think he's got quite a few that are fixing to offer him probably at the end of this month or next month."

Coach Davis says North Texas, Texas, Texas Tech, Baylor and A&M are showing the most interest. The coach says that TCU is another team that came by earlier this spring and has an interest. Out of state programs such as Miami and Florida are also showing strong interest.

Moore had a great junior campaign recording 879 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns receiving district and all-area honors.

Coach Davis says Moore can hurt opponents in a variety of ways as a receiver but he's also a weapon at other positions. He's also a starter at linebacker and handles the kicking duties for the Tigers.

"He's a really great player, he can go up and get the ball and beat you deep. He can catch a ball short and turn it into a big gain for us," he said. "He also starts at linebacker for us and had 75 tackles last year. He's a very versatile kid; he also punts for us and will be kicking off for us next year."

Moore is also a standout on the hardwood. At 6-foot-6, 220-pounds, Moore averaged 18 points and 11 rebounds per game and helped the Tigers claim the class 1A state championship.

"He was the TABC (Texas Association of Basketball Coaches) player of the year in 1A this year," he said.

Davis says a number of programs have already come by Clarksville to see Moore and many more are expected to follow.

"UT and Missouri have already been here (last week)," he said. "Minnesota and West Virginia will be here today, I think Texas Tech will be here tomorrow. Baylor and A&M will probably be here before the week is over as well."

With the high number of potential suitors, Davis says Moore has yet to mention any favorites but says they will begin to narrow things down in the near future.

"I think it's overwhelming right now. I think he has a few schools; we're trying to get it narrowed down to five that he really likes. He's still working on that," Davis finished.

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