Two-Sport, Two-Position Moore

Evan Moore, the 6-6 athlete/tight end/wide receiver/power forward from Brea, has mostly been known as a hoops guy, but this spring and summer he emerged as a top football prospect. He talks about his recruiting situation...

Evan Moore, 6-6, 230, Brea (Calif.) Brea-Olinda, has become a pretty well-sought recruiting target as a result of his performances at various spring and summer camps and combines.

He attended UCLA's one-day camp in June and was very impressive. He has great size and, being a basketball player, has nice athleticism and ability to use his body to "block out" defenders, as well as very good hands. Even though he was out for a major portion of his junior season with a broken collar bone, he still caught 24 passes and had 10 TDs.

He lined up with the wide receivers at the UCLA camp, and he says that schools are recruiting him as a big receiver in the mold of Stanford's Teyo Johnson, or as a tight end. "Either way, it's fine with me," Moore said.

Right now, Moore said that he's seriously considering Stanford, UCLA, USC and Notre Dame, but Stanford and USC are his favorites since both have offered scholarships. But he added, "UCLA is right there, too, but they haven't offered." If UCLA offered, would it change things? "Well, I like UCLA. I did really well at their camp and they said they were really interested. So it would make a difference."

Moore said that different schools are recruiting him with different things in mind. "Stanford is recruiting me both a wide receiver and a tight end. USC is more toward tight end. UCLA said both but probably more at tight end.

Being probably a mid-major basketball recruit, Moore said he wants to also play basketball in college. "Stanford told me I could possibly play both sports," Moore said. "Wherever I go I'd like to try it." He averaged 22 points and 12 boards a game as a junior at Brea-Olinda.

Moore said he wants to wait before he makes any kind of decision. "I'll see who offers, take some trips, and think about all the schools and the factors," he said.

Obviously a good student, Moore said he has a 4.4 GPA and scored a 1120 on the SAT.


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