Moore Still Undecided

Four-star safety Byron Moore has committed and then de-committed from both USC and UCLA throughout the recruiting process, and now with less than 48 hours until Signing Day, he is torn between USC, Notre Dame and Colorado. Look inside for more.

Four-star safety Byron Moore has committed and then de-committed from both USC and UCLA throughout the recruiting process, and now with less than 48 hours until Signing Day, he is torn between USC, Notre Dame and Colorado.

The Narbonne star visited Colorado this past weekend and came away impressed with the coaching staff, campus and direction of the program.

"The campus was beautiful, the coaching staff was really family-oriented and all the surroundings were awesome," Moore said. "I like the fact that I would be able to go in and help bring that program back up to the top."

Moore returned from his trip to Boulder on Sunday, and will spend the next few days examining each school in his top three.

"Now that I got to see Colorado I can be able to evaluate all three schools evenly," Moore said. "I am just going to take the next couple of days to look at everything and evaluate it."

While comparing the three schools, Moore said he will weigh a variety of factors.

"Education first, playing time and the coaching staff," he said. "I want to go to a place where I can go in and it feels like home, get along well with the coaches and a school with a good business program."

So what does he like about each school?

"Notre Dame is a great academic school," Moore said. "They are kind of down but they are rebuilding, so I can go in and compete for an opportunity to play early.

"Colorado is another young team that loves to compete. They are another school I can go in and have an opportunity to play early, get a great education and play for a great coaching staff.

"USC is USC. They are always winning, competing and have Coach Carroll, who is one of the best DB coaches around."

When we broke Moore's de-commitment story on Jan. 23rd, USC appeared to be out of the running.

"I just wanted to be able to look at all my options and not be worried about being committed to USC," Moore explained. "I wanted to de-commit so I could be totally open to everyone."

Since de-committing, the Trojans have continued to pursue the versatile defensive back and have a legitimate shot at adding him to their star-studded recruiting class.

"They have just been laying out the depth chart, and the plans that they have for me, and letting me know that they really want me," Moore said. "It's a great program to be a part of and they get you ready for the next level."

Moore was in contact with Charlie Weis, Dan Hawkins, and the USC staff on Sunday as all three schools made their final pitch.

He will announce his final choice at Narbonne HS at 7 a.m. on Wednesday and it will be aired on ESPNU.


Byron Moore shows off his coverage skills.

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


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