UCLA Football Recruiting: Bruins Land DB Josh Moore
Moore was previously committed to both Southern Cal and Stanford.
UCLA football has landed its first recruit not previously committed to the Bruins when three-star DB Josh Moore signed his National Letter of Intent this morning. Moore decommitted from Southern Cal last week and from Stanford in October.
The announcement came from Moore’s Twitter account.
Moore is 6’3” tall and weighs in at 196 pounds. According to his Hudl profile, he runs a 4.51 40-yard dash and a 4.14 shuttle. He benches 275 pounds, squats 375 pounds, and deadlifts 400 pounds.
While 247Sports rates him as a four-star recruit, his 247Sports composite rating has him ranked as a three-star recruit.
247Sports’ Steve Wiltfong writes that Moore informed Chip Kelly of his decision last night. The article quotes Moore:
It’s a really good academic school which is of course my top priority. They’re on the come up in football. It’s a great market out there in LA. I like the coaching staff. They seem really chill and professional.
I talked to Coach Kelly a few times and he seemed like a great guy and that’s why I like UCLA. They feel I can be a real versatile guy for them.
It just seems like a great environment at the school. Stanford was a real academic school and USC a real academic school too but more about football and UCLA is the happy medium.
His junior season highlights on Hudl.com show that, on defense, he is quick to the ball to defend the pass with tendencies to be both a ball hawk as well as a hard-hitter. While he also played wide receiver in high school, UCLA is signing him as a defensive back.
Welcome to Westwood, Josh!