2008 Prospect: Rahim Moore

Rahim Moore is a 6-1, 183-pounder from Los Angeles Dorsey who is considered one of the best defensive back prospects in the Los Angeles area for the class of 2008. UCLA, recognizing the class of 2008 is going to be a big one, has already been showing attention to Moore, and he is reciprocating...

Another Los Angeles prospect in the class of 2008 that UCLA is closely watching is Dorsey defensive back Rahim Moore (6-1, 183).

"I'm getting recruited as both a safety and a cornerback," said Moore. "UCLA likes me at corner but I play safety and I want to try and show them that I can hit and cover."

Moore said most of the Pac-10 is recruiting him and he's hearing from a handful of out-of-state schools including Texas, Auburn and Michigan.

"UCLA is my favorite, then Michigan and Auburn," said Moore. "I went to some of their (UCLA) practices and to their scrimmage. They had me on the sidelines there. And Dennis Keyes is my brother's cousin. I look up to him."

Moore said that UCLA has indicated that he would be receiving an offer from them, as have Washington and Washington State.

Moore said about his recruitment: "I want to take a trip to Miami, Michigan, Auburn, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, take some trips, just to get the experience, get a feel for if I might like it, just see how it is, what they are talking about it. If its not UCLA, then I want to get out of California, go to a whole new state, be on my own, be my own grown man, where it's just strictly school and football."

It was at the UCLA summer camp that Moore really had a chance to show what he can do to the Bruin staff. "I went to the B2G and that was my first real camp I'd been to because I was in track. I thought I did a good job there playing corner," said Moore. "Right after that I went to UCLA's summer camp and they showed me a lot of love. Coach (DeWayne) Walker said he wants me to play for him and telling me I would look good in blue and gold. I wouldn't have a problem doing that."

Moore also said that UCLA was the family favorite. "My mom, my uncle, my brother, they all love UCLA," said Moore. He and fellow UCLA target Kemonte Bateman have been close for years and he is also friends with Brian Price and Raymond Carter. "We all played football together and we all hung out this weekend," said Moore. "We all stay in contact, our parents know each other. We grew up playing together, then when we got to high school we all separated and it was kind of different. After seven years, we had to separate and we have a nice rivalry, but we're all friends. We all could end up on the same team in college. UCLA is trying to get a lot of city guys. Kemonte is my boy and we are all talking about if we go up there and get UCLA back to the name it is."

This weekend, Moore will be at the Rose Bowl for the Bruins' game against Rice. He missed last weekend's contest with Utah because he himself was in Utah for the Dons' opener against Layton Northridge High.

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