SoCal as an outstanding two-sport star who has the talent to be a major recruit in both football and basketball, he is highly sought after in both sports. Though his team has had a slow start, he has been awesome.
One of southern California’s best two sport athletes is Evan Moore (6-6, 230, 4.6) from Brea (Calif.) Brea Olinda. Not only is Moore an outstanding football player but he’s top-notch basketball player too.
Moore has that competitive spirit that college coaches love in their players.
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Moore is disappointed with his team’s 1-3 start out of the gate but he is sure that once league comes around that they will be able to be competitive.
“We have a young team,” Moore said. “Once league comes around I think we will be good and once the playoffs are here we will be seasoned.”
Brea Olinda won their first game 42-6 against Buena Park, but they were whooped pretty good by Los Alamitos in their second game 56-10. “We were pretty close to them in the first half,” Moore said. “Then they (Los Al) blew the game up in the second half.”
Diamond Bar took Brea Olinda in their second game 32-19. “The game was close all the way,” Moore said. “The score was 25-19 in the fourth quarter and we threw an interception and they came score on the turnover.”
Moore and his young Brea Olinda teammates dropped another game this past Friday evening to Sedric Ellis and his Chino, Calif., high school teammates 35-12.
“We played a strange game this past Friday,” Moore said. “The score was 0-0 for the first quarter, but Chino scored 28 points in the second quarter on special teams. The game ended up 35-12 and if you take out second quarter we took a step forward against a good team.”
Though Moore and his teammates are 1-3, Moore personally is having a standout year.
In his first game against Buena Park, Moore came down with 5 grabs for 95 yards and two touchdowns. He was pulled at the half.
In the second contest, Moore was just as impressive catching five passes for 90 more yards and scored his team’s lone touchdown.
The third game he was double covered and he still was able to come down with three receptions for 87 yards and two touchdowns.
Moore was good once again last Friday night again catching four passes for 93 more yards against a tough Chino squad.
For most of the recruiting season Moore favored UCLA, USC and Stanford with the Cardinal having a slight lead.
Now there is another player in this recruiting battle with the Washington Huskies coming aboard.
Stanford likes him as a wide receiver while the Bruins and USC are recruiting him at whatever position he will help the team most.
Many feel that Moore could also grow into a tight end.
“Originally I would have liked to have made my decision before my senior season,” Moore said. “Now I hope to make my decision by mid-October.”
“I have one visit set to USC on December 6th,” Moore said. “If I make my decision in October I will take only one trip to the school I commit to.”
Hoop programs and their coaches are going to play a roll in the recruitment of this talent.
Stanford hoops coach Mike Montgomery has already had his in-house visit. UCLA hoops coach Steve Lavin and USC head coach Henry Bibby will have their in-house visits in the next two weeks.”
Utah coach Rick Majerus has already also had an in-house visit.
Moore is an outstanding three forward who can take the ball to the rack and spot up and hit the three.
Moore will play both football and basketball on the college level, but will sign a football LOI.