July 11, 2007

Moore says Tulsa is a great fit

Brian Moore, a 6-foot-1 and 190-pound linebacker from Klein (TX) High School told Inside Tulsa Sports that the University of Tulsa has everything he was looking for in a school and football program. Academics and the Tulsa coaching staff were the main reasons he committed to the Golden Hurricane on Monday over interest from programs across the nation.

"I committed to Tulsa on Monday," said Moore. "I called (Assistant) Coach (Jess) Loepp and told him, and then I talked with (Associate Head) Coach (Paul) Randolph."

"Coach Loepp and Coach Randolph both were really excited that I committed. They said that I had made their day."

Moore was receiving interest from such schools as Northwestern, Tennessee, Oklahoma State, Rice, Baylor, TCU, Houston, Kansas, Purdue and Utah, but decided on the Golden Hurricane after attending a recent Tulsa camp with his parents.

"I had a number of schools recruiting me," Moore added. "Other than Tulsa, Northwestern and Tennessee were recruiting me the hardest. I'm going to Chicago on the 21st (July) for a family reunion and (Northwestern) said they would offer when I visited them. I'm still going to the reunion, but won't be visiting Northwestern. I'm firmly committed to Tulsa."

"I decided on Tulsa on the drive home after attending their camp. Tulsa is such a great fit, both academically and coaching-wise. I want to major in either petroleum or mechanical engineering, and Tulsa has both of those majors."

"On the coaching side, I just love the coaches," he continued. "They make me feel just like family. They showed me how much they wanted me, and we (parents) just have good vibes from them. The coaches are one of the main reasons I chose Tulsa."

Moore is regarded as one of the top linebackers in the Houston area and will utilize his size and athletic ability at the 'spur' position at Tulsa.

"They (Tulsa coaches) said I would play their spur position," he explained. "It's kind of like a free safety, but I'll play up towards the line at times. Tulsa has a senior at that position now, and the coaches feel I could be able to come in and start as a freshman."

Moore is a tremendous athlete, participating in both the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles in track, and runs a 4.5-second forty yard dash. But he's known for his ability to zero in on the ball.

"I like to hit," Moore concluded. "I bring the pain. I really go after the ball and play until the whistle blows."

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