The recruiting process never really goes according to plan. And, with Newhall (Calif.) Hart pro-style quarterback Matt Moore causing such a stir on the West Coast, the 2002 recruiting campaign is holding right on form.
Moore is 6-foot-4 and 175 pounds. He recently attended the UCLA summer camp and posted a time of 4.8 seconds in the 40-yard dash.
Other than the opportunity to shine at the camp, what are your feelings from the experience?
“I really liked the UCLA camp,” he said. “I had an opportunity to learn a lot and see some of the quarterbacks I will be up against.”
Now, does UCLA have an edge at this point in the recruiting process?
“Yes, UCLA is at the top of my list,” he said. “But, at this time my only offer is from Colorado. My favorites pretty much at this time are UCLA, Colorado, Arizona State, Oregon State, and Washington.”
With such top-notch list of favorites, how are you able to separate your wants?
“Well, first I am looking at the way each school runs their program,” he said. “I am also very interested in the campus, academic support and the type of offense they run.”
While you sort through all of those requirements are you able to focus on your senior season?
“Yeah, definitely,” he said. “The one major area I would like to improve on is mentally. I need to learn to read the field a lot better. I am still pretty new to the position.”
With Moore being an all-league, all-CIF, and a junior all-state selection at the safety position it is obvious the athleticism and football skills are in place. The experience and fine-tuning of his talents at the quarterback position are seemingly right around the corner.
And, watch for Moore to shoot up the charts throughout his senior season.