Moore committed to Oregon before flipping very late in the process to UCLA, with which he signed. Tom Loy of Irish Illustrated caught up with Moore and in an in-depth interview (insider) about his recruitment with the Irish, he went into detail how it all played out.
Moore claimed Notre Dame “was probably my No. 1 school really throughout the majority of the process.” A trip to Eugene changed his thinking and generated a commitment shortly after that.
He went on to tell Loy he was never a silent commit, but he was very open with the Irish staff about his status as a recruit.
Another part of the interview that stood out was Moore’s conversations with other recruits about Notre Dame. Kenny Minchey (who signed with the Irish) went to him, as did avery johnson, Moore said nothing but good things about the Irish to both.
Moore was very complimentary toward offensive coordinator Tommy Rees, calling him a genius and saying he always enjoyed breaking down film with him. The interview was a great perspective on how Moore navigated the process, and he seems like a very fine young man.
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