- Jul 19, 2016
Davenport FL - Elijah Moore came to Orlando on a mission, and by late afternoon, Moore secured an invite to the Opening in Oregon this summer.
Moore toyed with defensive backs all day Sunday, and took over with his speed and quickness. In the past Moore has showcased those skills behind wide receivers such as Mike Harley, but with Harley’s departure, Moore believes it is his time to shine as he enters his senior season.
“I’m looking to take it over,” Moore said. “I’m taking everything over, I have to. I don’t have a choice [as a senior] I need to lead the way.”
When asked whether he views his play style as a mirror of Mike Harley or Jeff Thomas Moore said none of the two, and says he is his own breed. Moore finished the interview by simply saying “stay tuned,” and by the end of the day Sunday all began to wonder where he would be taking his talents at the next level.
“Miami, Ohio State, FSU, LSU, Clemson, Bama, and Maryland [are all recruiting me hard],” Moore said.
Moore said that it is hard to say, but his best relationship may lie in Coral Gables with the Hurricanes.
“Probably Miami because it’s home, but a lot of them mess with me so,” Moore said. “I’m trying to have a strong bond with all of them because it is a hard choice.”
Although Miami looks to be sporadic in Moore’s recruitment, the 5’11” receiver says the ‘Canes are giving him a lot of attention.
“A lot, I’m hearing a lot,” Moore said. “It’s right down the house, 30 minutes, and its a great school,” Moore said.
“My mom loves it, my family loves it, me — I just want to go wherever I’m gonna make a big play, and I’m gonna make it for my family.”
Moore says he has a great relationship with Mike Harley, Trajan Bandy, and Ahmmon Richards, and is comfortable with them and the coaches on campus.
“It’s 20, 30 minutes away so when I go there the coaches treat me like I’m their son, it’s a good feeling,” Moore said.
Moore is set to continue his offseason development with his Florida Fire 7v7 team this summer, and only time will tell whether he signs pen to paper on a Miami letter of intent.