A fresh start for Blinn's Moore

Blinn WR Darrin Moore (6-4, 220) has seen it all. After prepping at McArthur (Irving, Tx.) High School, the talented wideout signed with UTEP, but got into some trouble and had to leave. Now he's rebuilding his football career and his reputation and he's focused on following up an outstanding freshman season with an even better sophomore campaign...

"I signed with UTEP, but things just didn't work out like I thought they would," Moore admitted to JCFootball.com recently. "I got into some trouble and made some a really, really bad decision, so they dropped me from my scholarship.

"One of my coaches called the Blinn coaches about me possibly coming out there because I was looking for a place to play and things worked out for me.

"I was real close to not qualifying, so I was already very familiar with Blinn and the program and I knew it would be a good place for me if I didn't qualify."

Moore regrets the decision he made that forced him to leave UTEP, but he said there's no looking back on things he can't change.

"I wish I hadn't made the decisions I made," Moore said. "It's something I have to live with and learn from and it will make me into a better player and person in the long run."

No one has ever questioned Moore's work ethic and he's been hard at work improving his speed and quickness this summer.

"I run good routes and I have good hands so I catch everything," Moore said. "I've been doing speed drills and I've been working on my overall quickness to get better in that phase."

As a redshirt freshman last fall, Moore finished second on the Buccaneer offense in receptions with 37 receptions and second in yards with 559 yards. He also had three touchdowns and because of that production and his outstanding size and speed (4.6) he's already got plenty of schools interested in what he can do.

"Kansas State told me they like me and Utah has been recruiting me too," Moore said. "Arkansas State, Ole Miss and Iowa State have also been recruiting me, but I don't have any offers yet.

"I'm going to take my visits this fall and then decide. I mean, I've been through the whole process before, so I already know what I'm looking for in the school I end up at.

"I'll be looking at depth charts for sure, because I want to have a chance to get on the field right away and the offense of course because I want to find a team that throws the ball a lot."

Moore plans to sign with a school in December after he finishes up his AA degree and he'll have two years to play two wherever he ends up.

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