Corey Moore walked away from the Atlanta NUC on Sunday and the week got even better on Thursday. He…
Moore's named top DB
"I was kind of expecting my name to be called when they were naming the top defensive back, but I was a little surprised too," said Corey Moore. "I wanted to win the award, I went there to win the award, I competed to be the best, I had my mind set on being the best defensive back, and I was the best at the end." Not too many prospects typically compete in combines after picking up offers from top schools and committing to one. Moore has been committed to the University of Georgia for over a month and he knew where he would be playing football after high school, but that did not stop this competitor. "I not only wanted to show everyone that Georgia was recruiting top players, but I wanted to compete with some other top players. I wanted to see how I stacked up against some top receivers, what I could learn, and show that I am the best safety in Georgia." He did that. Kadetrix Marcus performed well at safety as well, but in the end, David Shuman's decision to name Moore the top safety wasn't a tough one. Moore is known for delivering big hits from his safety position and closing on the ball well inside the box, but he had not known shown his type of coverage skills on film that he showed on Sunday. Not only was able to open up his hips and run with talented wide receivers and put guys on the ground within the first couple of yards, but he looked to compete at every opportunity. Moore's proud to be a Bulldog. That stood out as much or more than anything else. "I was always trying to get in the front of the line because getting more reps is the only way you are going to get better," said the 6-foot-1, 185 pound safety out of Griffin (GA). "I really liked Chris Davis at receiver so I tried to match up with him as much as possible. He is a smaller receiver that is very quick, so he pushed me to work hard to be better. He got the best of me some today, but we had some great match-ups." "Every time I saw one of the top guys come up, I would jump to the front to go against them. I did not think about being committed out there or anything like that, I just thought about competition and getting better." "I think I represented Griffin and Georgia very well." There is no doubt about that. He walked away being the top defensive back, but Moore doesn't feel he showed his very best out there on Sunday. "I know I could have done better, I always strive to be the best, so being the top defensive back is nice, but I wanted to be the M.V.P. (David Stevenson won that) of the whole thing." "I am not totally satisfied with my performance, but I will take it as it is for now. I will continue to get better though and have a big year at Griffin and then work hard for Georgia." Chad Simmons is the Recruiting Manager for the South Region and he can be reached at ChadSimmons@Scout.com.
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