Recruiting Review: Byron Moore

Narbonne star Byron Moore is one of the most versatile of the defensive backs in USC's recruiting class. He played safety and wide receiver in high school, but will come in as a cornerback at USC. Look inside for an in-depth look at Moore.

Byron Moore – Defensive Back – 6-1, 205 – Narbonne HS Scout Ranking: #6 Safety

Narbonne star Byron Moore is one of the most versatile of the defensive backs in USC's recruiting class. He played safety and wide receiver in high school, but will come in as a cornerback at USC. He is a pure football player that has a great understanding of the game and plays with great passion.

In 2008, he led Narbonne to the L.A. City Co-Championship with his playmaking ability on both sides of the ball. Moore will team up with Torin Harris to give the Trojans two tall, athletic cornerbacks.

According to Carroll: "Byron Moore, from Narbonne High, will also come in and play corner. He's another guy that did everything. He played all over the football field for his team. He's got great ability, speed and is a dynamic player. Played safety and corner in high school and is an extraordinarily gifted kid that gives us great diversity. He does all the things that you want a terrific football player to do. He's a big get."

Reason for Choosing USC: "My relationship with the coaches was the strongest with USC. 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."

Chose USC Over: Notre Dame, UCLA, Colorado, LSU, California, Arizona State

Future Impact: A very versatile defensive back with a bright future, look for Moore to be in the mix for playing time in 2010, after Taylor Mays, Josh Pinkard, Will Harris and Kevin Thomas all leave for the NFL.


Byron Moore is a key member of USC's 2009 recruiting class.

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