It was a big month of September for Tyler Moore. Moore, from Countryside High School in Florida, is considered one of the top offensive tackle prospects for the Class of 2011. He racked up a dozen scholarship offers last month from Florida, Nebraska, Tennessee, West Virginia, USF, Miami, FSU, Florida International, Michigan, and Clemson.
"I finished up with 12 and it was kind of what I expected," Moore said. "Tennessee, West Virginia and Cal were the last three."
Despite the attention and the scholarship offers, two schools currently stand out for the 6-6 and 290 pound Moore.
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"Right now though I am pretty much down to two schools - Nebraska and Florida.
"After watching Nebraska for four games I like where the program is going. Their offense is young but good and the defense is playing very well. They are one drive away (against VT) from being undefeated. I am really liking where the program is going. I like coach (Bo) Pelini and his staff, especially their offensive line coach (Barney Cotton).
"I am hoping to go see their game against Texas Tech in a few weeks. That week we have a Thursday game here. I need to try and make at least one game out there.
"I went to the Florida/Troy game. It was a fun experience and a crazy atmosphere. Florida is already at the top and I think Urban Meyer is a great guy and a great coach. Coach (Steve) Addazio is another good coach and he's running their offense and it's looking like they will repeat. Gainesville is close to my parents and it would be easy for them to see my games."
Countryside got off to a nice start to their season, winning their first four games before losing to Lakewood last Friday, 31-20.
"We lost and the defense struggled in the first half. The margin was too big to overcome. I think I am playing pretty well. I am just working on completing my game. My footwork is better and my pass protection is better. I have to protect the quarterback better and I want to finish blocks better. My goal is to be dominant out there."
Countryside plays Clearwater this Friday night.