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Rivals250 LB adds offers

Offers are building for Rivals250 to watch 2010 linebacker Kendall Moore. The 6-foot-1, 225-pounder out of North Carolina is up to eight scholarships and is looking at taking some visits in the near future.
"I have offers from NC State, Maryland, Wake Forest, West Virginia, East Carolina, South Carolina, Clemson and North Carolina," he said. "Clemson came yesterday and East Carolina was recent too."
Moore is overwhelmed with the interest he has received to date.
"I'm just really excited about it," he said. "I'm trying to take it all in. I've got a lot of close family that has played big-time ball, it's a little stressful, but other than that it's exciting.
"To be honest, I didn't think the offers would come this quickly. They are coming in really fast."
What does he think of the offers at this point?
"I don't have a particular order, but as far as overall, I'm excited about them and trying to figure out which school is the best fit for me and my family."
Family will likely be a key point as much of Moore's relatives are from the New Orleans, Louisiana area.
"Both of my grandparents are from Louisiana and my family is all from the New Orleans area. My mom went to LSU and she's rooting for them. They are showing interest and evaluating my tape. That's kind of a family school. I grew up on them, but as far as preference I don't have one."
The recruiting process is no surprise for Moore and his family though as sports are deeply rooted.
"My first cousin is a running back at Mississippi State, Christian Ducre," he said. "My uncle played for Tulane and I've got a couple cousins that play baseball. My family is pretty athletic and pretty familiar with the process. I'm going to take my time and evaluate each school."
Obviously Moore isn't considering a decision anytime soon and instead will take numerous visits.
"I've already been to NC State, Wake forest and Duke," he said. "I'm looking to go to either Clemson or South Carolina this weekend. I've got to decide on one and then Tennessee for a junior day.
"I'll probably go to some other SEC schools later for camps and spring practice and then probably Virginia or Virginia Tech."
As he continues to look at colleges, what does he want in a school?
"I definitely think playing time is going to be a factor along with good coaching," he said. "Definitely academics are important. I think I'm looking at somewhere in the business field, I'm not sure which type. I want to get a good degree and job. Location isn't as much of a factor, but I want my parents, coaches and friends to come see me play."