Official Visit Recap: Rahim Moore

UCLA's big official visit weekend seemed to be a success and the Bruins' headline recruit, Rahim Moore, talks about the trip, getting to know some of the other commits, and his status with UCLA...

Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey safety Rahim Moore, the highest rated commit to UCLA, was difficult to track down in the days after Karl Dorrell's firing, but Moore had plenty to say following his official visit to UCLA.

"Man, it was a cool trip," said Moore. "I had fun with everyone up there. I can't wait to get up in there and start school. I'd seen a part of UCLA I'd never seen before. And the more I was there, the more I liked it. I felt like that was where I needed to be."

Moore was hosted by Brian Price, a longtime friend of his.

"My boy BP was all over me this weekend, telling me to stick around. He and Alterraun Verner were talking to me about all that. They made the atmosphere great," said Moore. "BP has been a mentor to me."

Moore had been to several functions with the recruiting class, but said it was his first time meeting quarterback commit Nick Crissman.

"This was my first time meeting Nick Crissman, and that cat is cool," said Moore. "I'm going to go down to his house in a couple of days and go to the beach. And he's a good quarterback too."

It was the third visit for Moore, having tripped to Georgia and Arizona State previously. He's planning to take trips to North Carolina, Arizona and Texas, with one of them being unofficially, before Signing Day. But what is his status with the Bruins?

"I'm solid as a rock man," said Moore. "You ever have that feeling that a place is made for you, and you somewhere, and that's where you need to be? That's how I feel with UCLA."

But Moore said that could change, but only if DeWayne Walker and Eric Scott aren't back in Westwood next fall.

"We talked about that a little bit on the trip, but they didn't really tell us a whole lot about it. DeWayne Walker is the coach right now, and I'm still here with him. He didn't talk about the situation but he said don't base our decision on that. But if Coach Walker and Coach Scott aren't there, I need to have a backup plan," said Moore.

In the meantime, Moore said he, teammate Johnathan Franklin and fellow commit Aaron Hester all enjoyed their visit to Westwood and were talking about how things would be when they get there.

"Me, Aaron and Jet-Ski were all talking about what it will be like when we all get up there," said Moore. "Being there made us all want to get up there soon."

Moore has been selected to the U.S. Army All-American Game, an honor he's appreciative of.

"I've been working out for that game ever since the season ended," said Moore. "I want to leave my mark on the game like I hopefully left my mark at Dorsey."

Moore ended his career with the Dons with 112 tackles, seven interceptions, two which he took back for touchdowns, over 500 yards receiving and seven touchdowns through the air. He tied the Dorsey career mark with 19 career interceptions.


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