ATH Josh Moore (6-2 192) of Atlanta got his first inside look at an SEC football program the end of January when he made an unofficial visit to USC. Moore has hopscotched around the ACC, but the Gamecocks exposed him to what an SEC program looks and feels like. And as his recruiting moves forward, he hopes to hear more from Will Muschamp, who has not yet offered him.
“I got to see all the facilities and meet some of the coaches,” Moore said. “It was really nice. The campus was nice and the football facilities were just awesome.”
Moore plays receiver in a triple-option offense at Marist, and he also plays safety. His college position has yet to be determined. The Gamecocks talked to him more a a receiver though safeties coach Travaris Robinson also was involved in the discussions.
“They just really said they want to take things slow because they are losing a lot of people at the receiver position and they need to be sure who they pick,” Moore said. “They said they’ll take it slow to be absolutely sure.”
Moore also has visited Georgia Tech, Louisville, NC State, Duke, North Carolina and Wake He plans to visit as many schools as possible this spring including another trip to USC.
“They are in with everyone. I’m considering everybody that’s recruiting me right now,” he said. “Being an SEC school, it was the first time I’ve seen one. It was school seeing that different environment because they are more focused on football.”
Moore has offers from Boston College, Colorado, Duke, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Pitt and Georgia State.
Last season as a receiver, Moore had 25 catches for 450 yards and 5 touchdowns. As a safety he was in on 60 tackles with 5 passes broken up and 2 interceptions.
He plans to sign in December but will not graduate early.