Fast-rising DB to visit

Jordan Moore has been playing football since the 7th grade but until a few weeks ago, it looked like his football days were over. Moore had committed to run track at LSU and didn’t have any big-school football offers.

But that changed dramatically for the standout from Martin Luther King in Lithonia, Ga.

Moore, 6-foot-3 and 208 pounds, has picked up a number of offers in the last few weeks including Auburn, North Carolina, Ohio State, Michigan State, TCU, Arkansas and Georgia Tech.

“It’s exciting but it’s really a blessing,” Moore said. “At first I thought I was just going to run track in college. I thought it was too late in the recruiting process for football.”

Moore, who is the No. 1 ranked 55-meter sprinter in the nation, will officially visit Auburn this weekend. It will be his first-ever trip to the 2010 National Champions.

“I decided to visit Auburn because I have a strength and a feeling that Auburn is a great place to be,” he said.

Moore also hit it off well with Auburn assistant coach Tommy Thigpen.

“He came to my school and is excited about me and my talents and what I could do to help Auburn and what they could do to help me. I was ecstatic about it,” Moore said.

Moore has also set up an official visit to TCU Jan. 20 and is keeping his final weekend open as more big schools continue to contact him and his coach.

“Oregon said they were highly interested and once this dead week is up they’ll be giving me a call,” he said.

Moore had five interceptions playing just three full games at safety last season. He returned two for touchdowns. He also scored three touchdowns as a receiver on offense. He missed several games with a high ankle sprain.

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