Doing Just Dandy

Doing Just Dandy

Earlier today four star running back Kailo Moore was named the second of twelve eventual selections to the Clarion Ledger's Dandy Dozen, a grouping of Mississippi's top high school football players. Moore was an obvious selection, but the Rosedale, Mississippi standout admits that he was relieved to see his name revealed which removed all doubt about his inclusion on the prestigious list.

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"I feel so good right now," said Moore of his selection. "I have been working for this moment since I was in the 7th grade.

"I was sort of expecting it, but I am glad to get it over with. I am happy to know that I am on the list now.

"It's a big deal for players in Mississippi. Now I just have to go out this season and back it all up.

"I am the first player from my town to be picked for the Dandy Dozen, so that means a lot to me too."

Over the course of the next few weeks, Moore will be on the road pursuing excellence in his two favorite sports.

"I am going to be going to (AAU) Junior Olympics in Houston and then I am going to the Big Dawg camp," said Moore. "I am excited about both of them."

Moore will attend the Big Dawg camp as a Mississippi State commitment. That label is important to the delta speedster.

"I am 100% committed to Mississippi State," said Moore. "Things calmed down right after committed, but lately some other schools have been coming at me harder.

"Some of them are trying to put some pressure on me, but I can deal with it. I can handle all of that because I feel good about my decision.

"I am going to run track when I get there too. They are talking about me running the 100, the 200 and the 4 x 100."

With his college destination set for Starkville, Mississippi, Moore reports that he will soon turn his full attention to West Bolivar football.

"We lost sixteen starters from last year," said Moore. "We've all been working hard to get better and to step up, so we can get back to state this year.

"I feel like our defense is going to be lights out because we've replaced all of the players we lost with someone even faster.

"We have some work to do on offense. I feel like if our offensive line comes together, we can get back to state.

"That's our goal. I would love to be able to get another one."

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