Redbird Football Adds Prep Standout Moore to Roster
June 20, 2013
NORMAL, Ill. - Illinois State football head coach Brock Spack added to his roster for the 2013 season, with the addition of prep standout Rodrick Moore (Dallas, Texas/Skyline High School).
The Dallas, Texas, native comes to Illinois State and will look to find a spot in the rotation on the defensive line, most likely at the end position. Spack believes Moore can make a difference for the Redbirds, because of sudden, quick moves in the trenches.
"Rodrick comes from a great program at Skyline that is used to winning at a high level" Spack said. "He was originally intending on going to Southern Methodist, but was a late qualifier and we were able to add him to our program here at Illinois State. He's a very athletic, sudden player at the defensive end position and has a chance to be very explosive there. He is not the biggest guy in terms of size, but he makes up for that with his motor and competitiveness."
Moore was an all-district selection and ranked as one of the top 100 players in the state of Texas as a senior. The 6-foot-1, 235-pound defensive end was rated as high as a three-star recruit by ESPN.com, and was listed as the No. 60 inside linebacker prospect in the ESPN Top 100. Moore recorded over 100 tackles and added 5.5 sacks in his senior season, while helping Skyline to division and district titles and the fourth round of the state playoffs.
As a junior, Moore helped Skyline to a 14-1 overall record and a berth in the semifinals of the state playoffs. He earned all-district honors and was an honorable mention selection at the Army All-American Football Camp.
Moore will join the rest of his teammates on the field, when players report for fall workouts on August 2.
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