Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) North Broward wide receiver Mike Moore had a good junior season, but playing at a small Class 2B school, he was never really mentioned amongst the state's best at his position.
The 6-2, 190 pounder officially announced his presence as one of the Sunshine State's best at the NIKE Camp in Miami this April, where he showed legitimate speed with a 4.53 40, great quicks with a 3.97 shuttle, and solid route-running ability and soft hands in drills.
"The NIKE Camp is what really put my name on the map," Moore reflects.
"I owe a lot to the people who put it together - I got exactly what I was looking for, competition."
The North Broward two-way star, who caught 43 passes for 828 yards and 16 touchdowns last year, now has over 25 offers and is beginning to look harder at a few schools.
"Right now I'd say my top five are Florida State, Georgia, Miami, NC State and Tennessee.
"These are the schools who have been on me the hardest and I feel real comfortable with the coaches."
Moore says FSU and NC State have offered him verbally while Georgia and Tennessee have sent offers in the mail. While Miami is not one of the two dozen schools to offer him yet, Moore thinks they are close.
A decision could be a ways away for the South Florida standout, as Moore would like to take trips before he commits anywhere, and is yet to decide on any of his official visits.
What qualities does the school that Moore will eventually sign with need to possess?
"I want to be comfortable with the coaches. I would like to play for a very competetive team, a team who is always playing for national titles.
"Also I would like a school that sends players at my positions regularly to the NFL. "
Moore only attended two camps this summer, Miami's and Georgia's.
"Miami has a very nice campus. I like the fact that they are close to home and the school is small. I go to a private school so I'm used to that.
"Georgia had more of a college town atmosphere. I liked their facilities a lot."
Moore carries a 2.4 GPA and has scored an even 1000 on the SAT.