Feature photo courtesy of Tramonda Moore.
Tramonda Moore, the 6-foot-6-inch, 350-pound lineman from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, had gone largely unnoticed on the recruiting scene until the past two months, when he received offers from several major programs.
After a visit to the University of Alabama in mid July, Moore walked away with a scholarship offer. Alabama joins the list of other major programs like Georgia, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State that have offered Moore an opportunity to play for them. Moore’s strong performances at several college camps has helped attract recruiters significantly.
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“It [recruiting] has been going real good,” Moore said. “All these offers are coming out of nowhere and I didn’t really expect it, but I feel blessed.”
As a lineman, Moore is able to play effectively on both sides of the ball, a skill that has helped attract recruiters looking for versatile players. Moore mentioned that he didn’t have a perfect junior season with John Marshall High School, but was still able to contribute to his team through his play at the line.
“It was a good season,” Moore said. “I thought I would have had a better breakout junior year but it all worked out in the end.”
Moore described himself as a strong and physical blocker on the line of scrimmage. At 6-foot-6 inches and 350 pounds, Moore is able to use his size to his advantage when he is blocking. Despite his strengths, Moore admitted that there are a few things he can improve on.
“I probably can work on my passing strength and also protecting the inside,” Moore explained. “I can work on that a little more but other than that I think everything else is pretty solid.”
With about 15 offers from major programs, Tramonda Moore will have to choose from a list of schools featuring Oklahoma, Missouri, Georgia, Texas Christian University, Oklahoma State and Alabama. While several colleges have offered and expressed their interest in recruiting Moore, he mentioned his interest in Alabama and Georgia.
“I am truly blessed to have received offers from them,” Moore said. “It’s great to have these offers from major programs, and I’m blessed to have received an opportunity to play for those guys.”
With these major offers on the table, Moore said he would wait a bit before he narrows down his options and makes a final list of schools.
“I’m going to list my 5 official schools around August 1st,” Moore said. “I’ll probably still look at some other schools and go from there.”
Moore went on to explain what he looks for in a school. Moore said he wants a program that has depth at the lineman position and a solid core of players at every other position. He emphasized the importance of a great coaching staff and an involved student base.
With his final season of high school football on the way, Moore talked about his growth as a leader over the past few years for his team.
“I try to help my team be successful through my play at the line,” Moore said. “I try to lead my team and I try my best to get us the win.”
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