Successful visit to Oregon State for L.J. Moore


L.J. Moore (Fresno, Calif./Central) is one of the more highly-recruited uncommitted prospects in California, but the four-star cornerback continues to wade slowly through the recruiting process, checking into each of his options. After official visits to Notre Dame and Texas Tech, Moore spent the weekend at Oregon State and was able to witness the Beavers stay perfect on the season with a 21-7 victory over Utah.

"It was a great visit," Moore said. "I enjoyed myself, and I loved it out there. You can tell it's a close-knit community and definitely what you can call a college town."

Moore said he was impressed by the community's commitment to the Beavers.

"It was crazy to see all the stores in Corvallis closed down with signs saying they were going to the game," he said. "Everything up there revolved around Oregon State."

Moore had an opportunity to spend plenty of time with the Oregon State coaches, which takes on a special meaning for Moore, considering cornerbacks coach Rod Perry coached Moore's father during his time at Fresno State.

"My dad always told me how good of a coach he is," Moore said. "They have a great coaching staff, and I can see why they are the team they are this year."

Moore is in no hurry to make a commitment, as he has two visits remaining and plenty of time to finalize a decision. He has scheduled visits to Oklahoma and UCLA remaining, though he said on Sunday that he plans to call Sooners head coach Bob Stoops tomorrow to make sure his visit this coming weekend is still going to happen. UCLA and Notre Dame were thought to be the two early leaders for Moore, though he said that these additional visits have both helped and hurt his decision-making process, as the in-depth looks at schools give him more information but also make all the options look like potential destinations. The one thing he is certain of is that he won't rush into anything.

"I'm looking to stay focused on my season and not let all the extra stuff bother me," Moore said. "I know I'll make the right decision."