Because his team likes to grind things out on the ground with a run-heavy offense, 2017 Bellarmine Prep (Tacoma) QB Christian Moore might not be putting up the stats to garner a lot of attention from fans, but make no mistaken, he’s already on several college’s recruiting radars.
This season, as a first-time starter, the 6’5″, 200 pound junior has completed close to 53% of his passes for nearly 1,300 yards with eight touchdowns and five interceptions.
“I’m more of a pocket-passer, but I can get out and run or extend plays with my legs if I need to,” Moore told Northwest Elite Index recently. “I’d say my pre-snap reads are what I do best. I study a lot of film and can read defenses pretty well and then I can make my throws when I know where to go.”
Hurting Moore’s overall numbers was the presence of senior tailback Ahmad Lewis, but he said wins matter more that statistics.
“Ahmad is really good and it totally makes sense to go to him as much as we do,” Moore said. “In the end, it’s about getting the win. Whether I throw for a lot of yards and touchdowns or we just grind it out, all I care about is getting the win.”
Just because his stats won’t blow you away when you see them, that doesn’t mean schools aren’t intrigued with Moore’s size, arm or pedigree — his father, Eric Moore, played tight end at Washington State in the early 90s.
“I’ve been emailing with pretty much the whole Pac 12 and my dad has some connections too, just because he played Pac 12 ball, so he’s been able to get me in touch with some of the right people,” Moore said. “Last summer I did several 7-on-7 events with my team and I was at the Barton 7-on-7 tournament with a select group of guys and then I hit Washington’s camp, Washington State’s camp and the FBU camp.
“This spring and summer I will be busy with camps too. I’m planning on going to the Arizona, Arizona State, Stanford, Cal, UCLA and Oregon State camps and I am hoping my performances there will get me noticed more.”
Moore led the Lions to a 7-4 record this season before losing to Moses Lake in the second round of the state playoffs.