June 10, 2008

Kirby Moore updates his recruiting

Kirby Moore had as impressive a season as any prep football player in the Evergreen State last fall as a junior.

The 6-foot-3, 205-pound standout from Prosser, Wash., earned first-team all-state honors on both sides of the ball as a wide receiver and safety. He hauled in 74 passes for 1,305 yards and 29 touchdowns. Defensively, he recorded five interceptions.

And more importantly, Moore helped Prosser High to a 2A state championship. The Mustangs beat their opponents by an average of 44 points per game.

His dad Tom Moore is the head coach at Prosser and his older brother Kellen Moore is a quarterback at Boise State.

"I am a student of the game," he explained. "With my dad being my coach I have been around it a lot. I think our team is pretty advanced in the passing game so I think I am ahead of where most receivers are at this stage of the game. I think that will help me out a lot in the long run."

Washington State remains the lone college that has offered Moore a scholarship. But he is drawing interest from a few other schools.

"I am going to go to Boise State's camp this weekend, this Saturday and Sunday," Moore said. "And then we have our team camp on Tuesday through Saturday next week at Eastern Washington. And then I am going to go down to Stanford for a wide receivers camp.

"I think Boise State and Stanford are kind of in the same boat. They just want me to come out and see everything and workout for them for a little bit."

Moore had a chance to take an unofficial visit to Washington State shortly after receiving the offer. He spent two days in Pullman watching the Cougars during spring practices.

"It was a good experience," Moore said of his spring trip to Wazzu. "I knew their coaching staff pretty well already because we have always gone to Eastern Washington's team camp each summer. I have always gotten along with their coaches. It is kind of the team around here, around our town, everyone is a Cougar. So it was cool."

Moore said he would ideally like to make his college decision early on during his senior season so it is not a distraction during the playoffs. "But if it doesn't feel right, then I'll wait," he added.

Moore could project on either side of the ball for college. He would prefer to play wide receiver.

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