Moore Done with Trips, Recruiting

The #2-ranked safety in the country, Rahim Moore of Los Angeles Dorsey, took his final official visit this last weekend -- to Arizona. The visit was "the best," the UCLA commit said, and he's now ready to end the recruiting process and sign his National Letter of Intent...

The long process of recruiting is winding down for Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey safety Rahim Moore.

The five-star prospect, who committed to UCLA last March, took his fifth and final visit this past weekend, to Arizona.

"Man, Arizona was real tight," said Moore. "That was my best overall trip. North Carolina was the best place I visited, but Arizona was my best all-around trip."

Moore was hosted by a familiar face at Arizona. "My boy Jovan Hayes was my host and it was real good to see him there," said Moore. "We played together when I was a sophomore at Dorsey and he was a guy I looked up to. He's a real cool dude and he was working on me the whole time to come to Arizona."

Yet despite having a very good time in Tucson, Moore said nothing much has changed with his commitment to the Bruins. "As good a time I had there, I'm still going to UCLA. I'm 100% solid and I'm ready to get to Signing Day. I'm tired, man, this has been a long process. UCLA has been where I wanted to go for a long time. It's all I know. When they kept Coach Walk (DeWayne Walker), that was it for me," said Moore.

Moore said that the four visits he took outside of Westwood were all enjoyable and all gave him pause with his commitment to UCLA, but in the end, his loyalty to the program won out.

"If I never knew about UCLA, I would have committed to North Carolina or Arizona. They were both real good to me and they had good situations. But I can't walk away from UCLA like that. UCLA looked out for me, they were the first school to recruit me and the first school to offer me. I think we can do something special there," said Moore.

Moore said one of the more enjoyable parts of the recruiting process was seeing schools around the country.

"I got to visit schools in the Pac-10, the SEC and the ACC," said Moore. "Not a lot of people get to do that. I got offered by some really great schools. But I've been recruited for two years and I'm drained. I've been gone every weekend this year, at the Army Game, at North Carolina and Arizona. This whole process is tiring. But I wouldn't trade it for anything."


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