Thursday afternoon will mark the first time 2014 quarterback Colby Moore (Argyle, Texas/Liberty Christian) works out with a brand new team -- and in a brand new offense.
Moore, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound quarterback, moved to Liberty Christian from Springtown, Texas, where he was a first-team, all-district selection. Moore threw for 1,425 yards and 18 touchdowns and also rushed for 476 yards and six touchdowns as a junior. He also is beginning to attract FBS scouts.
Moore, who operated in the spread offense at Springtown, now will adjust to a pro-style setup at Liberty Christian. It’s a challenge he’s looking forward to, primarily with the offseason upon him.
“It’s a little different, but I actually always wanted to go under center,” Moore said. “I think there’s an advantage in that you don’t have to take your eye off the defense after the snap. You don’t have to get your eyes back up after trying to catch a snap in the spread. You can just look down field and know where the corner or safety is.”
Moore first enrolled at the beginning of the week, and he’ll join a Liberty Christian team that was 7-5 and advanced two rounds deep in the TAPPS Division I playoffs. What Liberty Christian will get is a dual-threat option with a strong arm and rising confidence.
Moore recently has made unofficial visits to Boise State and Kansas. Most recently, he made a trip to Lawrence, Kan., two weeks ago and took in the campus environment and the Jayhawks’ home game against Iowa State.
“I really liked the campus at KU. It’s kind of a cool area of Kansas,” Moore said. “The coaching staff is very nice and top of their class. They had a rough year, but it’s a new program for them, and they’re kind of starting everything over. I think they’ll do well in the next couple of years.”
Moore, who enjoyed a Boise State trip earlier this month, said he and his family are considering following the Broncos to their bowl game. As the spring comes, Moore will look into multiple camps and combines -- along with continuing to bond with his new teammates.
“I’m enjoying it a lot,” Moore said of Liberty Christian. “The teachers and students are very nice. They opened up and made it easy for me to come on in. I’m very excited about next season. We have a lot of guys coming back from this year’s team.”