Moore Loves Trip to UCLA

The Elk Grove (Calif.) offensive tackle Steven Moore talks about his first official visit to UCLA and where he now stands on his previous commitment...

Elk Grove (Calif.) offensive lineman Steven Moore was the lone official visitor to UCLA this past weekend, and the three-star prospect enjoyed every aspect of his trip.

"I liked it a lot," said Moore. "It was cool and I had a real good time. And it was a good game to go see."

Moore was hosted by freshman Mike Orloff and also spent time with another NorCal guy, Will Oliver, who he trains with in Sacramento.

In June, Moore was offered by the Bruins after a strong performance at the UCLA Lineman Camp. But this time, he got to see much more of the school.

"What stood out more this time was probably all the players and how cool they were," said Moore. "I liked the campus, the campus was nice. It was really nice."

Moore spent much of his time with his recruiter, Angus McClure, as well as offensive line coach Bob Palcic and head coach Rick Neuheisel.

"I talked with Coach Angus mostly, but also got to talk with Coach Palcic and Coach Neuheisel a lot," said Moore. "They have a strong side and quick tackle, so I'd probably play one of those. They didn't really tell me which one they see me at, but I think it would probably be at quick tackle because I'm more athletic."

Moore, a longtime commit to Arizona, said things with Arizona have been quiet since the firing of Mike Stoops.

"I haven't talked with any one at Arizona for a while so I'm pretty much open now," said Moore. "I'm pretty wide open but I'm still considering Arizona and they're not out of it."

Utah and Colorado offered Moore within days of Stoops' firing and he plans to trip to both schools next month.

"I set my visit for Utah on the 9th of December and I'll also visit Colorado in December."

Moore said that two new schools have gotten in the mix since things have cooled with Arizona.

"Cal and Boise State, they've both picked up interest in me and they both have started coming around," said Moore. (Boise State head) Coach (Chris) Petersen was at one of my practices and they're showing some serious interest."

With the two new schools taking a look, and with visits set for December to two other Pac-12 schools, Moore said his timetable is open.

"A lot depends on Cal and Boise State. I'd probably take an official to Cal and Boise State if they offer so I'd decide probably when I get my visits done."

Moore said he doesn't have a leader, but the Bruins have nudged their way near the top.

"I've only been on one visit, so I can't really say I have a top school, but I definitely liked UCLA," said Moore.

Now Moore's attention turns to the playoffs, with Elk Grove earning the #2 seed in their division, which they'll start with River City this weekend, and with Atwater Buhach Colony as the #1 seed in their division, a potential matchup against four-star Aziz Shittu awaits.

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