Pearland (Texas) High School’s heat-seeking defensive back Quinton Moore is a physical and speedy safety that projects as a cornerback in college.
“My speed, quickness and awareness are my strengths,” he said. “Schools want to move me to corner, but they still know that I’m a big-hitter.”
Moore’s speed was on display last weekend at the state’s regional track meet where he competed in two relays and the 400-meter dash for the Oilers’ track team.
The 5-11, 180-pound junior has been offered by Arizona and Oklahoma State. He favors Texas, OSU, Arizona, Michigan, LSU, Michigan and Miami; while Northwestern and UCLA are also showing interest. He plans on going through the recruiting process next season, and has no plans on committing early.
“It was my first day back to football and I feel stronger than last year – I will be able to do some more things this year,” he said earlier this week. “I know this is my team and everyone is looking up to me to work hard and lead them.”
The first-team all-district selection – which has started since his freshman season – will be working on his grades this summer, while participating in several seven-on-seven tournaments with his team.
“I’m going to get some classes out of the way and raise my core, so I have no worries next season,” he said.