July 10, 2011

Will LB/FB Bennett Moore visit Army?

When GoBlackKnights.com spoke to hard hitting linebacker Bennett Moore back in late May, he had received his first offer and that was from the Black Knights of Army.

Fast forward to present and Moore's offer count remains at one, but the talented young prospect should and does remain optimistic that other colleges may step up to the plate.

GBK caught up with the 6-foot-2, 230 pound backer/fullback to see how things are unfolding with his recruiting overall.

"Actually, aside from my offer from Army, everything is pretty much the same," shares Moore, who is out of Wichita (Ka) Northwest High School.

Needless to say, the Black Knights have strong interest in Moore and remain consistent in their follow up with the Kansas native. "I spoke to Coach Mumford of Army about two weeks ago and he just wanted to know how I was doing, how my workouts are going and how I'm feeling towards Army."

With that, Moore expanded on the projection of his overall recruiting. "I am really going to see how my recruiting goes during my senior season," he adds.

"And I really like Army … is a cool place and I will see how things unfold for me overall."

Like most prospects, Moore hit a variety of camps this summer, with the hope of catching the attention of college recruiters and pulling down addition offers.

"Me and one of my buddy's went to several camps and we just finished with a big tour of doing a lot of camps," he says. "I feel that I did good at Oklahoma State and Kansas. They both have called me a little and talked to my coach as well."

With most the college attention coming from Midwest schools, what are Moores thoughts regarding visiting Army and playing on the East Coast? "There's a chance for me to get out there (West Point), I would love to visit," Moore explans. "Coach Mumford gave me the website and went through that and it is very impressive."

"I can see myself playing anywhere, I 'm not locked into any region of the country."

"In addition to football, Moore also plays basketball and participates in track. However, that was not the case his junior year at Northwest.

"I play basketball and track before, but last year I didn't because I was a special transfer," he declares. "But I plan on playing both this season. Since I moved … you have to sit out nine weeks, but I was able to play football because it was the latter part of the season."

Moore points out that this upcoming season, he will be playing more of a hybrid role, with his hand in the dirt from a defensive end position, as well as in a two point stance in more of a linebacker's role.

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