Moore Enjoys Rose Bowl

The Fresno (Calif.) Central four-star cornerback, L.J. Moore, took in UCLA's game at the Rose Bowl on Saturday and enjoyed his time watching the Bruins' defense...

Fresno (Calif.) Central cornerback L.J. Moore was one of the more high-profile visitors at the Rose Bowl on Saturday, for UCLA's final non-conference game of the 2012 season.

"It was good there," said Moore. "The defense played really well and I loved the way their secondary played. I wanted to see if the UCLA defense was as good as the talk about it was and they did really good with the interceptions and Sheldon Price's three interceptions."

Moore talked with UCLA defensive coordinator Lou Spanos and secondary coach Demetrice Martin following the game.

"I talked to both Coach Martin and Coach Spanos and they said that they really liked how the defense played and that they hoped I liked it too," said Moore. "I talked with Tevin McDonald too, a Fresno guy, and he was trying to get me on board with them."

Moore was at UCLA's Spring Game at the Rose Bowl, but said he enjoyed his first visit to Pasadena this season.

"I loved the atmosphere there," said Moore. "Watching Coach (Jim) Mora and Coach Spanos, the defensive atmosphere is almost completely different."

This weekend, Moore will take his first official visit, heading out to Notre Dame.

"I'm going this weekend to Notre Dame for the Michigan game," said Moore. "I'm looking forward to it."

Moore had previously set up visits for Cal on October 6th (when they play UCLA), Oregon State on October 20th (when they play Utah) and UCLA on November 3rd (when they play Arizona), and recently set up his fifth official visit.

"I went ahead and set up my last visit with Oklahoma, and I'm going out there when they play Notre Dame," said Moore.

That visit will be on October 27th, and Moore will be visiting with his Central teammate, Hatari Byrd, who's committed to Oklahoma.

Moore said two schools are standing out.

"Right now, UCLA and Notre Dame are at the top," said Moore. "Then the other schools I'm visiting and probably Arizona State still too."

Before going to South Bend, Moore and his Central team, which is unbeaten, will play Tulare Union. Moore has 16 tackles and has been playing quarterback and receiver offensively.

Brandon is in his eighth year with FOX Sports NEXT, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the FOX Sports NEXT Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the FOX Sports NEXT network since 2003.
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