Thursday, July 2, 2009

Moore's finalists include Wolfpack, Devils, Gamecocks

Despite reports that said Southeast Raleigh High LB Kendall Moore had cut his list to three schools, he said this morning that his finalist list is at six, four of them from the ACC.

Moore, who plans to announce his choice a week from Saturday, said the remaining schools in contention are Duke, N.C. State, South Carolina, Florida State, Maryland and Notre Dame. He visited the Irish last weekend.

He said he doesn’t currently have a leader. He has received “16 or 17” total offers.
While Moore has enjoyed the process, all those offers have meant numerous calls from recruiters, and he’ll be glad to get it overwith.

“It can be kind of distracting,” he said, laughing.

Moore, the No.10 prospect on our N.C. Top 25 list, said the half-dozen finalists are even at the moment—“Everybody is equal right now.”

He said schools have talked to him about playing DE, OLB or ILB.

“I like schools that have a plan for me,” he said. “Maybe start me at outside linebacker and move me to DE as I get bigger, for example.

“But I still have to figure out which school is the best fit.”

Moore, who is 6-foot-2½ and 234 pounds, had 120 tackles—including 11 sacks—a year ago. He also forced four fumbles and recovered one.

--Stan Olson


Anonymous said...

Tarheels NOT on his list? What is he thinking, not to run with Coach Davis and the 2009 National Champs?

Anonymous said...

the tarheels arent on his list because they dont have a LB coach anymore, remember he left along with all the others