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Four teams high on Moores list

L.J. Moore said four teams mainly stand out in his recruitment but it's still so early that the Fresno (Calif.) Central East four-star safety is open to all programs.
Cal, UCLA and Washington are the three Pac-12 schools high on Moore's list and the 6-foot-1, 170-pound prospect said Notre Dame is also being considered but that situation is a little more complicated.
The Irish have offered Moore and he's still interested even though close friend Tee Shepard, a four-star cornerback in the 2012 recruiting class, recently left Notre Dame after only about one month.
"They're pretty much sitting at the top but I'm pretty much wide open," Moore said of the four schools. "Notre Dame is still a good school and I'm considering them."
Rated as the No. 17 safety and No. 223 prospect in the early 2013 rankings by Rivals.com, Moore said he has various relationships with the Pac-12 schools as well and would like to take more visits in the coming months.
"I have a good relationship going with the coaches at UCLA," Moore said. "They're all really cool.
"At Cal, I like the way they play and I feel like I'd be able to play up there as a freshman and that's a big thing. At Washington, coach (Tosh) Lupoi and I have been talking a lot lately and he really brought my attention to Washington."
Moore, who will compete in the New Level Athletics 7-on-7 tournament in Las Vegas this weekend, has offers from Arizona State, Cal, Eastern Michigan, Houston, Notre Dame, UCLA, UNLV and Washington.
Fresno Central East is loaded with talent for the 2013 class especially at defensive back with Moore and fellow four-star recruits Hatari Byrd and Johnny Johnson.
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