OL Jakai Moore of Nokesville, VA has done his due diligence in preparing for his college decision. He’s already taken an official visit to USC and during the season he made unofficial visits to Miami, Penn State, Florida, Ohio State and he also came back to Columbia. He also saw Clemson during the summer. From all that he’s now focused on USC, Clemson and Penn State according to his coach.
Clemson offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell was in on Tuesday night to watch Moore in a basketball game. He also scouted him during the season. USC offensive line coach Eric Wolford also is expected to visit Moore this week. Will Muschamp and Penn State coach James Franking are scheduled to visit on the 14th.
This weekend Moore will take an official visit to Penn State and he’s scheduled to see Clemson officially the following weekend.
USC has been one of the favorites for Moore throughout the process and the Gamecocks will have a good shot to land him.
“He loves Coach Wolf,” said Moore’s coach Brud Bicknell. “Every time he’s gone downn there he’s had a great time. Coach Wolford was one of the first guys on him so he’s got a great relationship there.”
Clemson was not on Moore early as strongly as USC was but Caldwell has been doing what he can to make up for that and has opened some eyes.
“Coach Caldwell has done a great job recruiting him but it’s been a one-man deal,” Bicknell said. “South Carolina, it’s been more of a full staff. It seems more of a group effort than Clemson. Coach Caldwell and I have had some good talks as far as his interest.”
At this point, Bicknell said he can’t get enough info from Moore to get a read on what he’s thinking.
“He hasn’t tipped his hand one way or another between the three schools,l” he said. “He’s enjoying the whole process. Some of it is becoming overwhelming.”
Moore played guard in high school out of need for the team but his coach said he’s a natural left tackle. Moore plans to sign in December but he will not enroll early.