No Moore for USC

Four-star safety Byron Moore sat down with USC defensive coordinator Rocky Seto on Tuesday at Narbonne HS and informed the coach that he is no longer committed to the Trojans. Look inside for the details.

Four-star safety Byron Moore sat down with USC defensive coordinator Rocky Seto on Tuesday at Narbonne HS and informed the coach that he is no longer committed to the Trojans.

"Coach Seto came to my school and I told him that I was de-committing," Moore said. "It was a real tough decision because USC has been my dream school for so long.

"It was a real tough thing to do. I just looked at him face to face and told him that I didn't feel like I wanted to be there anymore.

"In my heart, I just didn't really feel it."

Moore, who originally committed to UCLA and switched to USC in late June, said several factors went into his decision to rule out the Trojans.

"After looking at all my different options throughout this whole recruiting process I wanted make sure to go somewhere where I am happy," Moore said. "I want to go somewhere that gives me the best opportunity to get a real good education and prepares me for the next forty years."

The talented safety said his desire to go out of state and the opportunity for early playing time also played a role in his decision.

"I kind of want to go out of state a little bit more than staying at home, the chance to be on my own and see something new. Also getting a great education and playing time as well."

Moore didn't name any leaders but has only taken an official visit to Notre Dame, and said he is also considering taking an official visit to Baton Rogue.

"I will probably be going up to LSU next weekend," Moore said.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions you can reach Kevin Carden at kevin@scplaybook.com


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