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Cyclones offer Chicago lineman

Chicago Simeon offensive tackle Kendall Moore picked up his first BCS offer from the in-state Illinois Fighting Illini last month. On Monday, the 6-5, 265-pound Moore added BCS offer No. 2 from Iowa State.
"I had called the recruiting coach in my area, Derek Day, and he put me on with the head coach. [Head coach Paul Rhoads] gave me the good news and I was pretty excited. Anytime I am able to get offered I am pretty excited just because I have another opportunity and another choice."
Monday was the first time Moore had been able to speak with Rhoads, and he came away with a good first impression of the Iowa State head coach.
"I felt comfortable on the phone with him," Moore said. "He sounded very excited and seemed like a fun, outgoing guy."
Iowa State is recruiting Moore for the offensive tackle position. They have done their research on the three-star prospect, and now Moore is looking to research their program.
"Actually, I don't know much about Iowa State but I plan to learn a little more when we take our visit down there in a couple weeks for their spring game," Moore said.
Moore will be joined by several teammates on that trip to Iowa State later this month, including tight end John Gardner, defensive end Devante Lee and quarterback Elcee Burke.
Moore also continues to research and familiarize himself with Illinois, the first school to extend him a scholarship offer.
"I stay in constant contact with those guys and I like it up there," he said. "I actually went down there two weeks ago for the elite junior day. Anytime something major comes up, I'll go down there."
Other schools showing increased interest include Western Michigan, Michigan State, Iowa, Eastern Michigan and Western Kentucky. He has already made a visit to Michigan State.
"I went there for a junior day visit and they liked my film," Moore said. "Dan Roushar is the tight ends and recruits my area. He wants to see me at a camp this summer."
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