Newhall (Calif.) Hart pro-style quarterback Matt Moore continues to move up the evaluation charts of many college coaches. But why doesn't the 6-foot-4, 175-pound still only have one scholarship offer?
"I guess more college coaches want to see me play first," said Moore, who earned all-CIF honors last season as a safety but is quickly making a name for himself at quarterback.
"They want to see me make plays under the lights on Friday nights. That's totally understandable. They've heard about me all summer, now it's time to go."
So does he feel the pressure of following in the footsteps of other Hart quarterbacks that have put up monster numbers?
"I know about the tradition," Hart said. "But I think I put the pressure on myself mainly. I think I bring some things to the table that maybe a few other quarterbacks haven't had. I think I'm more athletic, and I think I'm a good leader."
A leader that is heading to UCLA?
"I'm still really interested in them," Moore said. "I know that they're interested in three other quarterbacks and have offered them. But they still need to see me play. They've seen the others, but I need to go out there and show them."
Colorado is already convinced enough. Despite already having a quarterback pledge, Colorado is still actively recruiting Moore. And teams like Arizona State and Oregon State have picked up their correspondences and letters.
"I'm just going to go out there and do my best," Moore said.
"That's all I can do."