Chicago (Ill.) Simeon has lately become one of the most fruitful Windy City high school schools for college football programs, and class of 2013 offensive tackle Kendall Moore is helping to keep up the great tradition.
On Monday, the 6-foot-5, 265-pound Moore added his second BCS offer from Iowa State, as the Cyclones joined Illinois. Other programs showing personal interest in Moore includes Iowa, Michigan State, Missouri, Northern Illinois, Western Kentucky and Western Michigan.
Moore says he doesn’t plan on making a college decision until National Signing Day, and that Illinois is the program he knows the most about early in the recruiting process.
“I’m real familiar with their coaching staff and they make me feel at home there,” Moore said. “They impressed me with the early offer and showed me I was a good prospect in the class of 2013. Illinois they’re a family on the field and off the field. My area coach, Coach (Steve) Clinkscale is very involved with his kids and family. They’re always at the school running around. It shows he’s a family man and that’s valuable.”
Moore will take his first visit to Iowa State on April 14 for the Cyclones spring game.
“I’m going to get a chance to find out more about them,” Moore said. “Their spring game, me and a couple teammates are going to go there and explore the campus and see what they have to offer.”
Moore will visit Northern Illinois on Wednesday. Besides Illinois, he’s been to Iowa, Michigan State and Western Michigan in the past.
“I’m just looking for a team that’s always there for you win or loss, good or bad,” Moore said. “They always have your back no matter what.”