Junior QB Moore Getting Interest

The junior quarterback/athlete prospect, Justin Moore, from Westlake Village (Calif.) Westlake, is getting early attention while leading his team to a 10-0 record...

After Justin Moore's Westlake team won the Marmonte League title Friday night in a 35-14 win over rival St. Bonaventure, the quarterback dismissed his gaudy numbers and left the praise for his teammates.

"Our [defensive line] played like beasts," Moore said. "Our receivers are going to come back and have your back."

Moore is only a junior, with this being his first year starting, after the departure of Nick Isham to Louisiana Tech. Yet he has been leading this team all season long like he's a veteran.

"You come here at the beginning of the season hoping that you have the chance to go 10-0 and win a league championship," Moore said. "So when you're able to accomplish those goals you're really happy about it.

"It feels great."

Rushing for 119 yards and throwing for 194 (14 of 19) Friday night was no easy feat. But Moore, who is on pace to break 2,000 passing yards, has been more than solid as a dual-threat signalcaller.

And college programs are taking notice. So far UCLA, Arizona State, SMU and Oregon have been contacting Moore.

"There are some schools that I have interest in," said Moore. "If I could stay local that would be great. But as for any school in particular, right now I just have an offer from SMU and I'm looking into that right now."

While his only offer is from the Mustangs, the Bruins, Ducks and Sun Devils are also on Moore's radar.

Moore said: "I'm from Arizona so Arizona State was always the great team [and] UCLA is just a dream school, everybody wants to go to UCLA. Oregon has the great coaching staff, great tradition there right now."

Moore said those four "are the schools that (he) looked up to growing up."

Moore wasn't sure when he'd make a decision, since its still early for him as a junior.

His undefeated Warriors have the No. 1 seed in the Northern Division of CIF and will face Eastside (4-6) at Westlake on Friday.


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