It appears that defensive back/wide receiver Byron Moore (6-1, 200, 4.5) from Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne is about to blow up on the recruiting trail. It was last month that Arizona was first out of the box with an offer and just yesterday, Moore picked up his second Pac 10 offer.
"UCLA offered Byron," Byron Moore, Sr., said. "Todd Howard called the school and Byron called Coach Howard when he got home and that is when UCLA offered. Byron said he wanted to think about it first before committing.
"Byron liked his visit to UCLA," Moore Sr., said. "We were able to meet all the coaches.
"Byron really enjoyed Rick Neuheisel," Moore Sr. said. "He was really cool. He saw us walking on campus and knew we were there for junior day. He came right up to us and introduced himself and brought to where we were supposed meet.
"That stuff about Norm Chow not having a personality, well you could have fooled me," Moore Sr., said. "We really enjoyed him.
"Byron will be back to UCLA on Saturday to meet the safety coach, Tim Hauck."
Though Moore didn't commit, he was very excited about the offer.
"The offer made me feel great," Byron Moore, Jr., said. "I am very happy about this offer.
"I went to UCLA's Junior day last Saturday and they told me that they liked me," ," Moore Jr., said. "They said were going to get a hold of me and they called and offered.
"I wasn't really tempted to commit, but UCLA is at the top," ," Moore Jr., said. "I still want to weigh my options. I don't have a timeframe for when I will make my college choice.
Besides offers from UCLA and Arizona; Colorado has recently stepped up their recruitment of Moore and the Buffaloes could be the next team to offer.
Arizona State , California, Oregon, USC, Colorado and LSU are also showing some recruiting interest in Moore.
Moore is working hard this off-season. He currently works out three times a week with Velocity. He is planning to go Steve Clarkson's Camp on March 29th and March 30th . He is also scheduled to compete at the NIKE Camp held in Los Angeles and the USC Rising Senior Camp in June.
As a junior, Moore earned all-league and all-area honors after accounting for 86 tackles, 36 of them solos. He also racked up 15 pass deflections and five interceptions. The talented Moore returned two of his picks for touchdowns.
Also a standout wide receiver, Moore caught 41 passes from 889 yards and seven touchdowns. He is also an outstanding kick returner who had 343 return yards his junior season.
In the classroom, Moore has a solid 3.0 GPA in the core and has already taken his SAT. He is currently awaiting the results.
Moore is staying in shape this off-season by running track. His events include the 4x1, 4x4, the 100 and the 200.