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Four-star has UCLA in top five

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L.J. Moore said he was wowed by his visit to UCLA's practice on Thursday and the Fresno (Calif.) Central East cornerback has the Bruins among his five favorites.
"They're most definitely top five," Moore said.
"The way I'm getting along with coach (Demetrice) Martin and the other coaches and when I went to their practice they showed how they're changing UCLA around and how everything is up-tempo.
"I see their players like playing for them and the coaches are really changing things around."
Moore, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound four-star prospect, now has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Eastern Michigan, Fresno State, Georgia, Houston, Notre Dame, Tulane, UCLA, UNLV and Washington.
The Bruins continue to interest Moore, rated as the No. 17 safety and No. 223 in the 2013 rankings by Rivals.com, but he's not ready to make any decisions yet.
UCLA is looking good though. He has developed a strong relationship with Martin plus he continues to get closer to coach Jim Mora and others.
Many programs are involved with Moore so he's going to look at all schools but the Bruins are definitely in the thick of things as the Fresno Central East standout considers his recruitment.
Thursday's practice definitely helped Moore like UCLA a little more.
"It was great," Moore said. "The practice was really up-tempo and really intense for not having pads. It amazed me how up-tempo it was the whole time.
"Coach Mora is really cool. I like talking to him and coach Martin, the defensive backs coach, I like how they're handling things over there at UCLA."
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