For Delontae Moore, the 2014-15 season was filled with both triumphs and hardships. Despite missing a portion of the season with injury, Moore was still able to have a productive season with Ballou High School.
”I think last season was one of my best because I made a lot of big plays for my team and won a lot of games for them,” Moore said. “I really couldn’t play as much as I really wanted to, but at the same time it was good because I was able to do a lot for my team.”
The 5-foot-10-inch junior wide receiver from Washington, D.C., is steadily gaining offers from teams across the East Coast. With offers from major Atlantic Coastal Conference teams like Clemson and NC State, Moore is doing what he can to gain exposure with potential suitors.
“The recruiting process is going great right now, a lot of schools are interested in me,” he said. “I recently went to several junior days to get exposure and it’s been good.”
From the several schools that have offered or shown interest in Moore, NC State quickly made it to the top of his list.
“The school is great, the facility is great, but what gets me is that as soon as you touch the campus you just feel like family,” Moore said. “There’s no individual stuff when you go to NC State, you’re treated like family and everyone is part of the team.”
At first Moore couldn’t find the words to describe his wide receiver play style, but after some thought he explained his style is best described as a mix of everything.
“I think I’m a laid back player, but I can also be aggressive, speedy and shifty,” he explained. “I’m kind of like a multi-type of player and I can do all types of things.”
As dynamic as Moore may be on the field, he explained that he has several things to work on during the offseason.
“I can improve on my speed,” he said. “I also want to improve on my route running and my overall knowledge of the game. There’s a couple thing I can improve on and it can only make me a better player.”
For Moore, growth both on and off the field has greatly influenced the type of player he is now in high school.
“When I was younger, I was the go-to kid with all the talent, but when I came to high school almost everyone was kind of on my level,” Moore said. “That’s when talent just went out the window and it showed me how hard work and dedication pays off.”
Despite his interest in NC State, Moore said he will wait to make a final decision until after his senior football season. With that said, the only thing between Moore and college football is his last season with Ballou High School.
“Well, I wouldn’t say the senior season will be a cruise season, but it’s really like a sit back season for me,” Moore said. “I’ll try to improve my stats, improve my catches and yards after a catch and basically everything statistically, but most of all I will try to win a championship with my team.”
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