Harbor's Moore has some options

As a prep at nearby Narbonne (Harbor City, Ca.) High School, current L.A. Harbor S/CB Byron Moore Jr. (6-1, 205) was one of the most sought-after DB prospects in the country. He ultimately signed with USC and thought he would spend the next four years there, but when Pete Carroll decided to head to the NFL, the talented defensive back decided to explore different options...

"I just wanted to get out and go in a different direction," Moore told JCFootball.com. "I loved it at USC, but I wanted to get a fresh start and look at different opportunities, so I left and came here (to Harbor).

"I probably could have just gone to another four-year school, but I would have had to sit out a year and I had redshirted so that didn't make sense for me because I hadn't played in a while. I needed to play ball again, so headed here to Harbor was the right move."

As a safety in the Seahawks' system, Moore has posted 22 tackles and two interceptions, but it isn't so much his productivity as his leadership skills that have really shown through.

"We couldn't be happier to have him here and playing for us," Harbor head coach Brett Peabody said. "He's a special player and a special kid. He's physical, he makes plays, he's a leader on and off the field for us.

"He's versatile enough to play corner or safety in any system really with his speed and quickness, so that really gives us a lot of options with him and how we can use him."

Moore has allowed his coaches to take care of the recruiting process for him and he's getting interest from schools across the country yet again.

"I know he's got offers from Michigan, UCLA and Penn State and he's getting looks from a lot of schools right now," Peabody said.

"I don't really want to focus on recruiting right now, so my coaches are handling that for me," Moore said. "I want to play well this year, help us get to the playoffs and stay focused. I'll deal with recruiting when the season is over."

Moore is on pace to finish up his AA degree in the spring and he'll have three to play three wherever he ends up.

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