Devron Moore is making a habit of exceeding his own expectations. With five Division 1 offers in hand, it’s hard to believe he doubted he could play at the collegiate level.
“I came out of high school, and I didn’t have anywhere to play at all,” Moore said, shaking his head. “Not even from any D2s. There were times in high school I questioned if I was good enough to even play football.”
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound sophomore safety from Carthage, Missouri learned late last week that TCU had offered him a scholarship, joining Wisconsin, New Mexico, Middle Tennessee, Illinois, and Georgia State.
“I’m excited about it,” he said of the Frogs’ interest. “I watched them when they had Andy Dalton. I don’t know too much about them. I know it’s a private, Christian school, and that they just joined the Big 12. They were talking about how they have pretty much a brand new stadium, and the atmosphere is nice.”
Moore talked with safeties coach Chad Glasgow on Friday.
“He actually hit me up on Twitter,” he said of the Frogs assistant. “He told me to give him a call, and I gave him a call on Friday before the game. He let me know when I called him that day.”
The NEO defender came away impressed with Glasgow.
“We talked for a while. He had me draw up some plays on our opponent that week when we talked in person. I felt really comfortable. I could be myself around him.”
Through six games, the Golden Norseman has tallied 57 stops, six pass breakups, and three interceptions in 2013, returning one for a touchdown. That comes on the heels of a freshman campaign when he snared seven interceptions, good for fourth in the NJCAA, along with 78 tackles and a fumble recovery. After his success at safety, TCU has no plans to move Moore elsewhere.
“They were saying they were going to keep me at safety,” he said with a nod. “They talked about how they like my ball skills. I try to be as aggressive as possible, hustle every play, and give as much effort as possible.”
Moore is hoping to visit the Fort Worth campus soon.
“Now that we are out of the playoffs, I can talk to all the coaches about getting a visit set up. That’s what they said on Friday, that they need to get me on campus soon.”