"As a team we went back to make sure we worked on the little things," Moore explained, "because you need to make sure you have the little things taken care of before you can get to the big things."
The big things Moore and the Rockets are working towards are helping Judson capture the school's seventh state football championship, which would involve getting back to the Class 5A state championship game like they did in 2007. Last season Judson suffered a three point setback (13-10) in the title game and the Judson coaching staff and players are collectively working to see that they get over the hump in 2008. "The coaches rub that three point loss in our faces everyday," Moore said. "It makes us want to work that much harder because we don't want to just go back, we want to go back and get a ring."
Getting back to the state championship game is not the only big thing Moore is in search of however. This offseason like all prospects entering their senior year, Moore has been waiting to see which schools would come forward with a scholarship offer.
The suspense ended for the 6-foot-2, 190-pound safety on Monday as the mailman delivered a most precious piece of mail – a scholarship offer from Mississippi State.
"I was at home, got it in the mail, opened it, and saw the offer was there," Moore stated. "It felt like a lot of pressure was taken off of my shoulders." The offer from the Bulldogs was the first for Moore, who was an all-District selection last season as he recorded 179 tackles, three tackles for loss, and an interception during his junior campaign. "It's a nice school and I like the coaching staff, they have a real good background," said Moore, who also let it be known that the draw playing in the SEC is a huge plus. "Playing in the SEC, it's the best conference in the nation. It means you play against the best every week."
While the Bulldogs are the first school to place an offer on the table for Moore, they most certainly will not be the last. Moore puts the Bulldogs at the top of his list, followed by Arkansas, Oklahoma State, and TCU.
Moore attended camp in Fort Worth this past weekend and came away feeling good about his chances for an offer. According to Moore, TCU head coach Gary Patterson pulled the Judson safety to the side during his position drills to chat. "Based on the way they acted," Moore said, "I feel like they are going to offer sooner or later.
"I really like the way they ran things," Moore said of TCU. "It was a real good camp and the coaching staff I really liked."
As for now Moore will be attending a Baylor camp this weekend where the work on those little things could land him his next big offer.