It has been a steady process for 2014 York High School running back Ryan Moore. He had a strong junior season and schools were taking a look but it wasn't until after his junior season was over that he started to pick up offers. Thus far Moore has earned 8 scholarship offers and more new schools continue to enter the picture for the 5'10 202 pound prospect. He sat down with SCPrepNation.com for a brief update about his latest offer and news regarding his recruitment.
"I picked my latest offer from The Citadel," Moore told us.
He took a visit with the Bulldogs recently and he talked about his experience there.
"The Citadel was very nice and they were very welcoming."
Asked about one of the highlights of his trip with the Bulldogs and Moore had this to say.
"The strength coach was one of the best parts of the trip for me. He definitely knew his stuff and with how I am in the weight room I want a coach who is as hyped as I am about getting bigger, faster, and stronger."
With offers still coming in and a lot of new schools entering the picture recently Moore told us that he's made a decision regarding his commitment date since he's still on course to graduate in December.
"I was planning on committing September 30th but I'm not going to do it then anymore. I'm going to commit December 1st. It'll allow me to show out this year and do me. Plus it should help keep the door open for other new schools too."
"A lot of the schools that I didn't go to camp with said they are going to watch me the first half of the season. So basically me committing in September closes the door on a lot of colleges. So I'm going with December 1st because my regular season will be finished and it'll allow me to do me and show out. I'll still have a month and half to work with the college's admission office with getting me in early."
The 2014 prospect also currently holds offers from Air Force, Bucknell, Gardner-Webb, Hampton, North Dakota State, Presbyterian, and Youngstown State.
Moore also shed some light on some of the new schools and coaches he's been in contact with as of late too.
"I've been in contact more with Coach Dixon (RB coach) FAU and I'm still in contact with Coach Furrey with Marshall. Old Dominion is a new school on me. The Texas Longhorns just said they are starting to evaluate my film now too. A lot of D1 schools have just begun evaluating my film like Penn State, Ole Miss, Virginia, and Texas."
With his senior season around the corner Moore says he's set some goals for his final hurrah with York.
"Yeah I have set some goals. I've been a 1,000 yard rusher and 15+ TDs every year so I'm going to hit 2,000+ yards this year and 20+ TDs. But I want 500 yards in receiving as well. I had 250+ receiving yards last year."
With so much attention being paid to him again this year Moore says he's taken a slightly different mentality to his approach this year with so many teams trying to slow him down in particular.
"My mindset is to get ready now for then. I just know that I need to be faster, bigger, stronger than I was last year. Instead of it taking 5 people to take me down, I need to make it take 6 or more people to take me down."
"I also know how explosive our offensive is from all areas of the game. If they want to fill the box with players to stop me then that'll just open it up for the great wide receiving corps we have. If they want to stop the pass then it opens up the run for us. It's just nice to know that I'm not the only athlete capable of making plays on offense."
Moore also made sure to appreciate and thank his offensive linemen too.
"Our offensive line is experienced for the most part. Our center, guard, and tackle are returning starters. And the other guard and tackle both are from JV but have been busting it. They are a big group of guys. The returning tackle is 6'7" 270 pounds (Shuler Littleton)."
The 2014 prospect actually leaves on Friday for another visit to a school that has already offered him in Youngstown State.
We'll have more updates with Moore as his senior season is almost a month away so keep it right here with SCPrepNation.com!