A Trojan Once Moore

For Narbonne safety Byron Moore the recruiting trails has had many unexpected twists and turns, but in the end he followed his heart, which led him back to the hometown USC Trojans.

For Narbonne safety Byron Moore the recruiting trails has had many unexpected twists and turns, but in the end he followed his heart, which led him back to the hometown USC Trojans.

"It's a dream come true," Moore said of his commitment to the Trojans. "I have been evaluating since I de-committed from USC, and I just kept thinking about how it's always been my dream, and I decided to just go with it and live my dream.

"Like USC always says, ‘Live your dream', I'm going to go ahead and live it."

Moore, who reopened his recruitment two weeks ago, picked the Trojans over Notre Dame and Colorado.

"My relationship with the coaches was the strongest with USC, of all the three schools," he explained. "That just made me more comfortable with USC.

"Coach Rocky Seto, Coach Ken Norton and Coach Carroll, they always stayed in contact with me and always told me what a great fit I would be in the program and how they love me as a person," Moore said. "Once they started recruiting me they have always had a plan laid out for me."

The versatile defensive back will get an opportunity to show his skills as both a safety and cornerback.

"That's one of the biggest things that helped me in my recruitment. Even though I played safety I have great coverage skills," Moore said. "So a lot of schools that looked at me loved that I could play corner or safety.

"I will go in and start out in that corner spot. When everyone leaves all those spots will be wide open so I can choose which ever one I want to go after."

The four-star prospect said he was honored to be a part of USC's stellar 2009 recruiting class.

"It's a really great feeling knowing that I will be playing for one of the best schools, and I'm coming in as part of one of the top classes," Moore said. "It's great knowing that you're going to be surrounded by great players for the next four years."


Versatile defensive back Byron Moore committed to USC on Wednesday.

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


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