The ink is barely even dry on the NLI's for the class of 2007 and already colleges are out offering some of the nation's best talent and one of those is safety prospect Rahim Moore (6-2, 190, 4.45) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey. Moore has seen his offers swell to five and he has four more schools that could offer any day.
The five schools that already have bona fide offers on the table are UCLA, Oregon, Washington, Washington State and Nebraska. The four on the cusp of offering are USC, Notre Dame, Colorado and Georgia.
You would think that a young man, Moore just turned 16, would let all this attention go to his head, but not this young man. He has his priorities together and is going through a rigorous off-season workout program while also running track.
"I'm just working really hard getting ready for my senior season and not leaving anything to chance," Moore said. "I'm working on my technique and coverage awareness.
"I'm just working on everything because I want to be the best player I can be," Moore said. "My Uncle Jermaine and my Mom are always staying on me to work hard.
Yesterday (Feb. 11th) was Moore's birthday and his plans for his big day were to get up at 6:00 AM for a workout before going to church.
Moore is a two-time first-team all-city and all-league selection. He was also a first-team all-state underclass selection and for good measure is a Rivals.com preseason All-American.
Moore recently attended UCLA's junior day.
"I loved my time at UCLA's junior day," Moore said. "I was gasping and speechless. This was God's work and this is what you get with hard work.
"The environment and atmosphere at UCLA was beautiful," Moore said. "I just loved it. I felt very thankful because a lot kids don't get the chance to see a school the way that I did.
"I was tempted to commit but I know it was too early for that," Moore said. "This is what I always dreamt for, first of all great academics and a nice campus.
"The coaches were very generous with their time and were very nice. Everyone had a smile."
What are Moore's goals for the coming season?
"I want to be a leader for my team and set an example," Moore said. "I also want to win a championship."