The recruiting process is still young, but 2014 quarterback Colby Moore (Springtown, Texas/Springtown) is starting to give off a nice buzz around the country.
At 6-foot-1 and 195 pounds, Moore has been a discussion piece with coaches from Kansas, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Houston and a few other programs. He threw for nearly 1,300 yards and 10 touchdowns in only eight games with Springtown during his sophomore season, and his stock has risen with the help of respectable camp performances during the spring.
Most recently, Moore has participated in camps at Texas Tech, Kansas and Kansas State. While at Kansas, Moore had a chance to throw with and against the Jayhawks’ two quarterbacks of the 2013 class, Montell Cozart (Shawnee Mission, Kan./Bishop Miege) and Jordan Darling (Shawnee Mission, Kan./Shawnee Mission East).
“KU said they really enjoyed me. I was the only one [quarterbacks] Coach [Ron] Powlus knew by name, along with the two recruits,” Moore said. “After the camp, he came up and found me. I know it’s still early, but we’ll see where it goes from here.”
Moore added that he had a solid outing at the Texas Tech camp and is hoping to hear more from the coaching staff during the upcoming regular season. Moore said wins are most important at Springtown, but individually, he’s looking to improve his completion percentage.
“I’d like to have the ability to throw for many yards,” Moore said, “but I want to show my accuracy is a lot better. It was close to 60 percent last year. I want it to be about 75 percent this year.”
Moore isn’t a stranger to success. His father Mike played baseball at TCU and had a stint with the Milwaukee Brewers minor-league organization.
His mother Pam makes sure that success is a two-way street. Academically, Moore has a 97.5 grade-point average and ranks No. 18 in his class of roughly 230 students. He also is a member of the National Honor Society.
Athletically, Moore said he has aspirations of attending July camps hosted by Texas Tech, Baylor and Colorado.