Last month defensive back/wide receiver Byron Moore (6-1, 200, 4.5) from Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne received his first offer from Arizona and things have been heating up ever since. Moore is beginning to cement his reputation as one of the best two-way standouts on the west coast.
"Byron Jr. has been invited to UCLA's junior day," Byron Moore, Sr., said. "He will be there this Saturday with Morrell Presley.
"Byron Jr., has also been invited to junior days at Oregon, Vanderbilt, and Penn State," Moore Sr., said. "Penn State defensive back coach Kermit Buggs says there is and early offer coming for Byron at the safety position.
"USC has started recruiting him," Moore Sr., said. "Coach Pete Carroll said they see Byron playing safety for them.
"Coach Nick Holt is the one recruiting him," Moore Sr., said. "We had a meeting with USC and they love his game film and his grades.
The scouting report on Moore is he's a swift, big, hard-hitting defensive back and a tough, physical wide receiver. He has the talent to play on either side of the ball, but Moore prefers defense.
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.