October 15, 2011

Midwest LB plans to make a visit to Army

Depending on which college program you are talking about, Bennett Moore out of Wichita (KS) Northwest High School could project as a linebacker or defensive end at the next level.

The 6-foot-2, 230 pound hybrid defender took a few moments with GoBlackKnights.com to discuss is overall recruiting, as well as his interest in Army.

"I feel like my recruiting is going pretty good right now," says Moore, who is currently holding an offer from Army and hoping for others to come around.

"I haven't talk to them (Army) for awhile, but my coach has talked to them and we are going to set up an official visit there," adds Moore, who is being recruited by Black Knights' defensive line coach, John Mumford.

Beyond the Black Knights, Moore has his share of suitors, who all appear very interested in his talents.

"Air Force has been calling me and sending a bunch of hand written letters," professes Moore. "Tulsa just called me and they want me to come up to the game this weekend and I'm going to watch them play UAB. When I went to their camp, they said that I performed really good and that they would keep in contact. They said they offer most of their scholarships during the season."

"Northern Iowa and Minnesota has been in contact with me. My coach told me that Southern Illinois which is Division AA have been reaching out to me."

Moore remains optimistic that one of the Big 12 programs has completely closed the door on his recruiting. "I was suppose to go to Oklahoma State and when I went to their camp, they said that I would be in contention for their next spot, but I think they already filled out the spots for linebacker," he states.

Beyond his recruiting, Moore and his teammates are 4-2 this season and they take the field on Friday. This season has offered him an opportunity to showcase his skills on both sides of the ball, as well as various positions defensively.

"Yeah, actually I've been getting some tight end and a little bit of fullback," Moore confirms. "But this week there's a formation where I'm playing kind of the running back and get the direct snap where I have two lead blockers in front of me ... we're going to do a lot of that stuff."

Playing on the offense is pretty fun ... it's a lot different," declares Moore on the idea of being the hunted versus the hunter, but remains a defender by nature. "I like both linebacker and defensive end."

"A lot of schools at the camps this summer said they wanted to see me with my hand down. I sent out a 3 game and 4 game highlight and they liked that. Our other Will linebacker just tore his ACL, so I'm going to play outside linebacker the rest of the year."

Moore was quick to turn the conversation back to Army, where he had these final thoughts. "I think it would be one of the smartest decision to go," said Moore, when discussing the possibility of playing football for the Black Knights and attending West Point. "I feel that they are a great program and everything. I want to go up there at least and kind of look around. When Coach Mumford came down he seem like a real nice guy and knew what he was talking about ... and he got to the point. We got along really well and I really like the program."

"They made sure that I got hold of their (West Point) website and it's one of the best I've ever seen for a college football site. It had everything .... tradition, campus life, football, everything. I probably looked at it for about two hours and that was probably only half the website."

GoBlackKnights.com will continue to follow Moore's recruiting throughout his senior year.


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