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Ole Miss commit Moore still making visits

5/21/2012

Herbert Moore's commitment doesn't mean his recruitment is over.

The defensive tackle from Memphis (Tenn.) East told ESPN he will still take visits to other schools even after committing to Ole Miss on Sunday evening during a visit to the Oxford campus.

“There's a lot of places,” the 6-foot-2, 325-pound lineman said when asked where he might visit. “I can't name them all right now.”

Oregon and Arkansas State seem likely possibilities. Moore said those schools finished just behind the Rebels in the battle for his services. As for Ole Miss, Moore said he is very fond of the coaching staff and Oxford area. Both were major reasons why he committed.

“I love Hugh Freeze,” Moore said of the first-year Rebels head coach. “I saw what he did at Arkansas State (last season) and how he turned that program around. I think he'll do even better at Ole Miss.”

Freeze, who is best known for coaching and mentoring offensive lineman Michael Oher, should continue to have success recruiting in Memphis. Freeze was a standout high school coach at Memphis (Tenn.) Briarcrest before accepting an assistant coaching position with the Rebels in 2006.

Freeze will have some help recruiting prospects from Memphis with Moore on board. Moore said he is already recruiting teammate Bobby Billingsley.

“Bobby Billingsley is really thinking hard about Ole Miss,” Moore said of the center prospect.

Billingsley concurred.

"Ole Miss No. 1 for me right now with Auburn and Arkansas State," he said in a text message to ESPN.

Moore is Ole Miss' 10th commitment for the 2013 class.

“They were excited,” Moore said of the reaction from the Rebels' coaches. “They were really happy. They have big plans for me and my future.”

Now if they can just fend other schools off.