Over the past decade, very few top prospects have come out of any of the Kitsap Peninsula programs, however, 2016 Olympic (Silverdale, Wa.) OL/DL Keith Moore has proven to be a top target for a few schools and he has three programs he’s looking at as he nears his decision.
“My offers are from Eastern Washington, Portland State and UTEP,” Moore told Northwest Elite Index recently. “I’m visiting Eastern Washington on January 8th, Portland State on January 15th and I have a visit planned for UTEP on January 29th.”
All of the schools recruiting Moore are looking at him as a defensive line prospect and with his impressive size (6’5, 285) and underrated athleticism, he could handle duties at pretty much any position along the defensive front.
“I love to play defense,” Moore said. “I love the position that I first played when I first started football, which is defensive end. I’ve only been playing ball for four years and over the years, I’ve worked at it and I fell in love with the feeling of beating that person in front of me to make a play.”
As a senior this past season, Moore was named First Team All-State by the Associated Press on both sides of the ball after starting all but one game and posting over 60 tackles, 12 tackles-for-loss and five sacks from his defensive tackle spot.
Moore isn’t just a standout on the football team, he also plays basketball and throws shot for the Trojans, two things that help him keep up his conditioning while also helping him work on different aspects of his game.
“I play basketball so that I can keep working on my feet,” Moore said. “Shot helps me with my lower-body strength and also my explosiveness.
“I want to be stronger and quicker and both of those will help me. I also am lifting a lot and working on other stuff too.”
NEI will check in with Moore after his official visits and we will update news on him as it happens.