Moore hoping to hear from UW

Chicago area WR has three early favorites, plans to contact Badgers soon

Shaun Moore, a class of 2006 prospect from Lake Forest (Ill.) High School, is hoping to recruit his recruiters a little in the coming weeks.

Moore, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound athlete, has been hearing from several schools, and his early favorites are clearly Northwestern, UCLA and San Diego State, but in the coming weeks he plans to send out video to additional schools, with the hope that interest will be reciprocated.

Among the schools Moore hopes to hear back from is the University of Wisconsin, which is located just a 2 ½ hour drive northwest of his suburban Chicago home.

"I have interest in Wisconsin," Moore said in a telephone interview earlier this week. "I was going to try [to contact UW] in like a week or two, just to send some more stuff out."

Moore has not received any scholarship offers but he is receiving interest from his three favorites, along with California, Princeton, Harvard, Cornell and Columbia.

Moore said he earned elite 22 status at a Northwestern combine April 2. At that event he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.68 seconds and the 20-yard shuttle in 4.14. He also had a 35-inch vertical leap.

Northwestern would appear to have an advantage in Moore's recruitment.

"I've been going to Northwestern since I was little watching football games and then I've got a friend whose dad is the [Wildcats'] strength coach," Moore said, adding that Northwestern has long been his favorite college football team.

Is NU his top choice?

"UCLA is the same," Moore said. "If I could get in there and play there that would be awesome. San Diego State too."

In his first year on the varsity last fall, Moore started at wide receiver and caught 40 passes for 565 yards and six touchdowns. He hopes to start at receiver and cornerback this fall and would consider playing cornerback in college as well.

Moore has a 4.4 grade-point average on a 5.0 scale.

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