Tyler Moore will be one of the most sought after offensive line prospects next season in the Class of 2011. Moore, 6-6 and 290 pounds, is from Clearwater Countryside High School in Florida. This week should be a big week for him considering he can begin to receive written offers on Tuesday.
"It will be a big week," Moore said. "I think I am expecting nine to ten offers or so."
Moore has family connections to Nebraska and in the end, the Cornhuskers could prove tough to beat. His father, Brian, played tight end for Tom Osborne is the mid-1980s. His cousin, Jay Moore, played for Nebraska and he's now with the San Francisco 49ers.
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"Nebraska is at top of the list. I camped there as a sophomore. My dad played there and so did my cousin. I guess you could say Cornhusker football in blood. I like the changes there and what they are doing. I really like the offensive line (Barney Cotton) coach. I have always being Husker fan so that doesn't hurt."
Other schools of interest for Moore at this time are Florida, Ohio State, Michigan, FIU, USF, Clemson, and Florida State. It looks like Nebraska, Ohio State and Florida could get an unofficial visit from Moore this fall.
"I want to see Nebraska, Ohio State and Florida this fall.
"I have not been to a game at Nebraska yet but I will try and make one this season.
"Friday Night Lights was a lot of fun. There was a lot of competition there and some big names. I enjoyed working with coach (Steve) Addazio. That was pretty fun. I also liked the Swamp. It was a good experience.
"Ohio State has the Horseshoe and a great fan base. They are at the top of the Big 10 every year and they go to a BCS Bowl game every year. It's a big school and definitely one of the tops on my list."
So what will the recruiting plan be for this junior offensive tackle prospect?
"I want to check out some teams this year. Honestly, I would like to make a decision later this fall in October or November.
"I want to find a good program and a team that's always good. I want to play for a team with a great fan base. These teams I like are already there. Right now I would say that I am open."
Countryside beat Tampa Jesuit late in the 4th quarter on Friday night. It was a 43-yard field goal with 39 seconds left.
"That's a good way to start the year. Offensively I think I did pretty well. I had a couple of mistakes. But hey, it was a jamboree. We are decent right now and we need to be great."
Moore bench presses 350 and squats 450. He's a mammoth tackle prospect with a great frame and good footwork.
"I think I have quickness for my size and good feet. I am a good pass blocker and I work hard in the weight room so that helps with my run blocking."