Gurnee (Ill.) Warren Township junior running back prospect Mitchell Moore (6-foot-1, 190 pounds) has begun to see his recruiting stock rise after an impressive performance a few weeks ago at the Michigan Nike Camp. Moore landed his first scholarship offer on Monday night from the Iowa State Cyclones.
"I just got off the phone with the Iowa State coaches," Moore said. "I had a really good talk with them, and before we ended our conversation the coaches said that Iowa State was offering me a scholarship and that the paperwork was on the way."
Moore talked about landing his first offer from the Cyclones.
"I was surprised to get an offer from Iowa State, basically because they haven't been sending me a ton of mail. The coaches said that they came away really impressed with me at the Nike Camp a few weeks ago. The coaches also said that they liked my junior tape which they saw recently, so I guess the combination of things helped the Iowa State coaches decide to offer me a scholarship."
"I know that Iowa State plays in the Big 12 Conference, which is a great football conference. I'm going to need to do some research on the Cyclones, especially when it comes to academics but I'm excited to get an offer from Iowa State. I'm definitely going to see what they have to offer."
Moore has continued to see new recruiting interest and phone calls over the last few weeks.
"The only phone call I received before the Nike Camp was from Northern Illinois. I've received calls now from NIU, Iowa State, Michigan, Michigan State, Illinois, Ball State, Purdue and Iowa. I know that we have had several college coaches make in school visits, but my head coach (Dave Mohapp) is located in a different building so I don't always see him to find out who's been in school lately. I do know that Minnesota and Ball State were scheduled to make in school visits this week."
Moore is also looking at a busy upcoming summer schedule.
"Iowa State wants me to camp with them this summer and I'm thinking of camping there. I'm also looking hard at trying to get out to some one-day camps."