Another Winslow?

There are two schools of thought among scouts regarding tight end prospect Brandon Moore of Trotwood, Ohio: there are those that absolutely love the four-star prospect, and there are those that simply haven't seen him play, yet.

There's nothing about his statistics as a junior that reflect the reverence he receives from college coaches and scouts. After all 23 receptions for 350 yards and five touchdowns are pretty pedestrian for a high profile tight end prospect. On the other hand, there's nothing ordinary about a 6-foot-6, 243-pound prospect with 4.60 speed at any position.

Neither is it common for a prospect to have nearly 40 scholarship offers by the middle of May. It's just as uncommon for a prospect to provide the diversity that Moore does on offense or the problems he presents for defenses. Scout.com national recruiting analyst Jamie Newberg offers the following appraisal of Moore.

"Brandon Moore is a terrific tight end prospect from Trotwood (Ohio) Madison High School. The first thing that jumps out at you when watching Moore is his athleticism and quickness for a big receiver. That's really what he is, a receiver in a tight end's body. Moore has a great first step and seems to have great acceleration. He has soft hands, good concentration and body control and runs exceptionally well. With the ball he is a dangerous runner. Moore is the type of receiver that can play on the line of scrimmage or you can flex out wide. He is a mismatch for any secondary because he runs so well and is so big. How do you defend him? Moore looks to be a good blocker, whether it's in space or off the line of scrimmage. He has long arms and good leg drive."

The Trotwood-Madison High School tight end also has good strength and athleticism. He can lift 270 pounds in the bench press and squat 450. He's a top notch competitor in the shot put (53 feet) and the discus (150 feet) and is currently ranked the No. 4 in the shot put in Trotwood's region.

To make matters even better he's currently ranked No. 1 in his class with a 4.28 GPA and he scored a 22 on his ACT on his first attempt although he plans to take it again in an effort to improve his score. He said he plans on majoring in pre med or engineering once he arrives at college.

"Moore is an outstanding person," Trotwood head coach Maurice Douglas told Scout.com's Greg Powers. "He has great character, and he is someone that I think if he continues to work with great effort will have the chance to play on Sundays. He has got good hand-eye coordination and he plays with good leverage when he is down in there blocking."

Douglas should know a tight end with pro potential since he played for the Chicago Bears. He goes on to compare Moore to former Georgia standout Leonard Pope. Still it's hard to avoid making comparisons to prototype TE Kellen Winslow Sr.

"I can block when I need to," Moore said. "I like the fact that I am a real good pass receiving tight end, and I don't have a problem saying that. I can block when I need to and I feel I do a good job of it. My freshman and sophomore year I played mainly tight end, but this past year I played wide receiver in our spread offense. This year I am going to play wide receiver and line up as a true wide receiver."

Moore currently lists Florida, Michigan and Tennessee as his top three, followed by Cincinnati, Clemson, LSU and Georgia. Among other schools to offer are Miami, Oklahoma, Notre Dame and Florida State. The list continues to expand as more coaches learn of his imposing size, scintillating speed and supreme skill set.

"I am not sure when I will do it," he said of choosing a school. "I will just make my decision when it feels right. I will look at the type of offense they run. I want to go to a school where they pass to the tight end a lot. I will look at the location of the school. The top thing for me will be academics. I will look at the graduation rate and the major. Right now I am thinking about majoring in pre med."

Moore may minor in Pre NFL.


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