Moore Breaks Down Top Five

The Fresno (Calif.) Central cornerback, L.J. Moore, could wait until Signing Day to make his decision...

Fresno (Calif.) Central cornerback L.J. Moore is one of the more versatile defensive backs in the region and plays both safety and corner at Central. He said he's getting looks at both spots as well.

"I think I can play either spot in college," Moore said. "I really don't have a preference, I'll whatever gets me on the field. I like how I'm used at Central. I play safety but they'll match up on the other team's top receiver if he's pretty dangerous or if they have a quick player in the slot, I'll match up there.

"I just weighed in at 6-1, 172 pounds so I know I need to get bigger to play safety full time in college. I'm running track right now to try and get faster and that's probably the biggest thing I'm working on. I qualified for state in the high jump last year and I've already gone 6'8" this year. My coach thinks I can go at least 6'11" by the end of the year so I'm shooting for that."

On the football front, Moore said he has five schools that currently stand out.

"I have offers from UCLA, Notre Dame, Cal, Fresno State, Tulane, Houston, UNLV, Washington and Arizona State. I've been talking with Arizona a lot and they sound really close to offering. I'm also talking with Oregon, Washington State, Coloado and Vanderbilt.

"My top schools are Notre Dame, Cal, UCLA, Washington and Fresno State. I don't think I'll visit Fresno State officially because it's so close but I want to officially visit the other four and my plan is to delay my decision as long as possible. I would like to wait until Signing Day if I can. I want to make sure I'm making the right decision. If I really know what I should do, I might commit earlier but right now, my plan is to wait it out."

Moore broke down each of his five favorites.

"Notre Dame is a really good school, with great tradition," Moore said. "I definitely want to go see it up close. I liked Cal a lot at Junior Day and I have a really good relationship with coach Ambrose. He's a great guy and we bonded well. I have a good relationship with Coach Martin at UCLA too and I grew up rooting for the Bruins. Plus I'm close with Tevin McDonald and Courtney Viney went there too.

"Washington has been coming on strong and really opening my eyes lately. Tosh Lupoi was recruiting me when he was at Cal and he's the coach recruiting me at UW so we're close. Fresno State is the hometown school and Tim McDonald is the new DB coach. I grew up with his family and know him really well so that's a big plus."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for
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