COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Many people may not be familiar with the name Jarvis Moore, but they will be in the coming months as the Baytown (Texas) Lee 2008 running back prospect will more than likely be one of the bigger recruits in the state.
Though he's not the biggest player in the state, at 5-foot-9, 170-pounds, he's made some big plays and is looking for even greater achievements as a junior. The district newcomer of the year as a sophomore returned a 98-yeard kickoff return versus Clear Lake and is familiar with getting into the endzone.
Moore isn't a homegrown Texan though.
"I actually moved to the state five years ago," Moore said. "I'm originally from South Bend, Indiana. That's my hometown or at least it feels that way. The school I always wanted to go to was Notre Dame. But, I'd still like to get stuff from other schools."
Colorado has also been a school showing interest with early letters for the speedster. Moore says despite his size, schools and coaches like his mixture of talents.
"I've got quickness too, but I use my speed to break the big runs," Moore said. "Coaches say I'm a mixture of finesse and power."
As a junior, one of his main goals is a 1,000 yard season.
"I've got to do that at least once before I graduate," he said. "That's a big goal for me to get done."
The hurricane cut his season somewhat short, but he still managed to rush for 4.5 yards per carry and also was a dangerous special teams' member returning kicks and punts.