Moore names his top five

One of the top JC wideouts in the country this year is Sierra's Carl Moore (6-4, 220) and he's been making the rounds this summer trying to take in as much about his favorite schools during the offseason as possible. He's narrowed his list of schools to the five who will get official visits this fall and he gave us his thoughts regarding each of those programs.

"It's been crazy this summer," Moore told with a laugh. "I had a really good spring and I got a lot of offers, but I've sorta narrowed things down to the five I'll be looking at this fall – it's basically between LSU, Florida, Cal, USC and Arizona.

"I've made visits to Arizona and Cal already and I'm going to visit SC during August. I was hoping to make it out to Florida for their ‘Friday Night Lights' so I could watch them coach and how they run their drills, but my schedule really didn't make it easy and I had a conflict with summer school and my training sessions.

"I'm planning to head out the LSU and Florida during August too if my time allows me to do that. We'll see how things work out, but they definitely will get an official from me."

Moore has really been working on his explosion off the line and getting in and out of his breaks quicker. He knows that a man his size being able to cut on a dime could really set him apart at the next level.

"My trainer has me working on cone drills, resistance cone drills, ladders drills, everything," Moore said. "I feel stronger and quicker than I've ever felt and I think that should help me this year and farther into the future."

Here are Moore's thoughts on his five favorite schools…

Florida – "For me it's all about the situation I can get placed in. The staff there basically told me that I can come in and get some time pretty early. They have guys there already like Percy Harvin, but they don't have a big receiver like me and they can use me in their offense pretty well. They throw the ball a lot so that really gives me lots of opportunities to make plays and see a lot of time. To have an opportunity to come into a program like Florida and have the chance to play a lot is pretty amazing."

Arizona – "Arizona is basically the opposite of Florida. With the Gators I would have to come in and fit into a role, which is fine, but with Arizona, I could come in and be one of their top guys and that would be cool. They are installing that Texas Tech offense and they have some good athletes, but I could come in pretty quickly and be able to get in pretty quickly."

California – "They are close to home and they throw the ball a lot. They have a great offense and they lose a lot of their receivers so I could come in and get the chance to earn time right away. They are also a really successful program and their offense makes me really take a long hard look at them.

"They also have my friend (James Montgomery) playing there and he's going to let me make my own decision, but playing with him would be just like the old days, back at high school (Rancho Cordova), so that's appealing as well."

USC – "The Trojans are the top program in the country right now. They are a lot like Florida for me because they have so many great athletes and receivers already, but I can come in and play pretty quickly and I would just have to figure out my role. It's tough to not look at a school like SC."

LSU – "They basically said that I could come in and if I work hard, I could see time with them early. That doesn't intimidate me at all, but because I'm a JC guy and I don't have much time, it's going to have to depend on how I see myself fitting in. They are always a top program though so it's a school I will be looking at. I love the SEC and the way they do things down there and LSU is a big-time program in that conference."

Moore has also set up three official visit dates. He'll be in Gainesville for the Florida – Florida State game (11/24), in Baton Rouge when LSU hosts the Gators (10/6) and in Tucson when Arizona faces off against Oregon.

"I haven't set up a visit to USC and Cal yet, but I will probably take in their game at Berkeley," Moore said. "I'm not sure when I will visit SC, but I'll get out there for one of their games too. It's going to be busy this fall, that's for sure."

Moore will finish his AA in December and will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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