September 6, 2008

2010 LB talks recruiting

It's too early for Raleigh (N.C.) Southeast linebacker Kendall Moore to start to think about official visits but the junior is free to take as many unofficial visits as he would like at any time.

The talented prospect from North Carolina's capital city already holds offers from North Carolina, NC State and Wake Forest, and more should be on the way.

Thus far Moore has helped Southeast Raleigh to a 2-1 start. He has spent time at wide receiver on offense, where he estimates he has 100 receiving yards and a touchdown. On defense he has spent his time at linebacker, where he has recorded 30 tackles in those three games.

"I think we've played well so far," Moore explained. "We had a tough game last night and lost 3-0. Our offense just couldn't get it moving.

"I've definitely noticed that I'm a lot stronger this year. I feel like I can kind of have my way a little bit more and just do more for my team. Since the offseason I've put on about five pounds so I'm up to 230."

As one of North Carolina's most coveted prospects in the Class of 2010 it's no surprise that Moore has attracted a lot of attention.

"I think on Thursday I got my written offer from NC State," Moore explained. "I talked to Wake Forest on Friday just before my game and they were talking to me about their game against Ole Miss. They asked me if I was coming down and I told them I wouldn't be able to. I've been talking to them a lot, though.

"I talked a little bit more with Tennessee. They've been sending me a lot of mail, along with Virginia. They sent me some stuff today. There are just a lot of schools right now."

Being so close to the in-state schools that have extended scholarship, Moore will have plenty of opportunities to take unofficial visits during the season.

He's also planning on taking in a game involving Mississippi State at some point.

"I have a cousin, Chris Ducre, who plays for Mississippi State. I know they're playing LSU and Tennessee this year, so my dad and I are making plans to go check them out.

"I'm thinking about going to catch a couple of games of the schools that have offered -- UNC, NC State and Wake Forest. I think I should definitely check out games at those places."

In the past Moore indicated that Oklahoma and Tennessee were his leaders. While that has not changed, he said one school is on par with them.

"There are a lot of good schools showing interest and I'm looking at all of them," he said. "I think Wake Forest has been showing me something lately, though. I could probably put them up there with Oklahoma and Tennessee.

"I watched Tennessee play last week and their defensive scheme is real cool. I like how they blitz a lot. I didn't watch Oklahoma play last week but I know they're real aggressive, too. I just like aggressive defenses that go get the quarterback."

As a sophomore at Southeast Raleigh, Moore recorded 110 tackles and an interception.

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