Moore Still Has a Leader

The quarterback of mystery, Matt Moore of Hart, who has only thrown the ball in a game 30 times, is becoming less of a mystery to college coaches, but he maintains he still has a favorite school...

Matt Moore, 6-4, 175, Newhall (Calif.) Hart, had a great showing at the Cali-Florida Passing League last weekend, leading Hart to the championship.

He's a great-looking prospect, one that is starting to get a great deal of attention and some offers from big schools.

And this is all with only having completed 18 passes in his high school career.

Moore, of course, last year was behind Kyle Matter on the Hart quarterback depth chart. Now, Moore will pick up the reins of the Hart offense, following in the steps of the All-CIF Hart quarterbacks before him, Matter and Kyle Boller. He is being hailed as the next Kyle Boller, and that, plus the fact that he's at the Hart quarterback factory, motivated many college coaches to come out to Newhall to check out Matter during the spring evaluation period.

And it's pretty obvious that coaches liked what they saw.

"I have UCLA, Colorado, Arizona State, Oregon State and Arizona recruiting me," Moore said. "Colorado has offered."

Many observers believe that Moore is improving every day, and definitely looks even better than he did in spring when he was still playing baseball. "Yeah, it's a little hard to play baseball and football at the same time," Moore said. "It's not the same throwing motion."

So, given the fact that he's only thrown a handful of balls in a high school game and that he might have been rusty in spring due to baseball, Moore understands that more colleges haven't offered yet. "I haven't really even played yet, so I understand."

When asked if he had a favorite school, Moore said, "UCLA. I've liked UCLA for a long time. And I completely understand that they haven't offered me yet. They want to see film, see me play. So, I'm going to do the things I have to do this fall and hopefully get it done. So, UCLA is my favorite, but I'm starting to think about other schools, thinking that there might be a better situation for me. Like Colorado or Arizona State. I don't know. I think it will sort out during the season."

Academically, Moore said he has a 2.7 GPA. He took the SAT in June and hasn't received his score yet.

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