Moore Talks UW Camp, Early Recruiting

2017 Kamiakin (Kennewick, Wa.) DB Darreon Moore told Dawgman.com that he loved competing at UW Rising Stars camp this past weekend and he also updated us on what other camps he plans to attend this summer...



"I had a great camp and received lots of positive feedback from coach (Jimmy) Lake and his staff," Moore told Dawgman.com. "I did really well, never got beat deep and had several pass break-ups on short routes.

"When we started 3-on-3 the ball was never thrown to the person I was guarding. Coach Lake had lots of favorable comments and lots of fist bumps and high fives.

"I really enjoyed the drills and learned a lot of new things to take back and use over the summer to help perfect my skills."

Moore has been to Washington before, he spent the weekend on campus when the Huskies hosted a Junior Day event back in February, so this trip was more about impressing the coaches with his abilities and getting feedback on what he still needs to work on to get better.

"I need to work on not bailing out too fast on cover-three," Moore noted. "I would drop before I knew what the receiver was going to do, but in my defense at Kamiakin we have help on the short routes, so it wasn't like it was natural for me.

"They just wanted me to be closer to the receiver to make a play on the ball versus waiting and then coming up to make the tackle."

Last weekend was only the beginning of what will be a grueling month of camps and campus visits.

"I am at the NIKE regionals on Sunday in Eugene, then I will be attending a one-day camp at Oregon on the 17th," Moore said. "Then I have my local team camp during the same week. I may go over to Idaho on the 16th for a one day camp. Coach (Mike) Breske invited me to come over there also.

"I am also thinking about attending the Washington State camp on Saturday, but I'm not sure on that one yet."

While the hectic schedule looms for Moore, he has been hearing from several schools including washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Eastern Washington, Wyoming, Idaho State and Ole Miss.

Moore and his family moved from the Memphis area to the Tri Cities about three years ago, so he is just now starting to feel comfortable in his surroundings.

As a sophomore last season, Moore finished with 55 tackles, 24 pass-breakups and one interception while also hauling in 15 receptions for 355 yards and score on offense. He earned First Team All-Conference and First Team All-Area as a cornerback as well.


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