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Moore Or Less

Donnie Webb raises a good point about Mississippi high school QB Clayton Moore and his unofficial visit to Syracuse yesterday:

According to, Moore had scholarship offers from Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Virginia Tech, Louisville, Pitt, Iowa, Wisconsin, Kansas, Indiana, New Mexico State, Southern Miss, East Carolina, Louisiana Tech, Tulsa, Western Michigan, Florida Atlantic, and Bowling Green. So why is Moore now shopping for a school with so many schools reportedly making previous offers?

That doesn't even take into consideration the fact that Moore had verbally committed to Ole Miss back in June.  Or that Moore petitioned his local school board so that he could graduate early and head to Ole Miss for practice.  Unfortunately for him, the Rebels rescinded their scholarship after Moore was kicked off his high school team for a "disagreement" with his coach:

"There was an altercation on the sidelines. He was dismissed from the sidelines with three minutes left in the half and did not return.

Apparently Moore called an audible on the previous play, one that his coach didn't take to, they argued (or worse) and that was that.  Short of punching his coach in the face or many other incidents previous, I can't imagine what would have warranted the reaction and fallout.

As Donnie notes, his visit to SU was unofficial and he paid for the trip himself.  Apparently Moore is shopping around and his relationship with new OC Rob Spence is what attracted him to checking out SU.  But Cuse is just one stop on the Clayton Moore express, he also visited Louisville amongst other schools. 

For what it's worth, here's what has to say about him:

Moore is an extremely competitive player who is willing to do whatever necessary to move the chains. Clayton has the ability to beat teams with his feet as well as his more than adequate arm. He looks at home in the pocket, but he enjoys pulling the ball down and making plays when the opportunity arises.