PRATTVILLE, Ala. – After eight weeks of the season, Josh Moore has led Prattville to a 5-3 record, although the Lions have dropped the past two games. Despite these recent faults, Moore sees light at the end of the tunnel this season.
“The season is going pretty good as of right now,” Moore told Today’s U. “We lost our last two but I think if we win this week, we will make a big run in the playoffs.”
At this point in the season, Moore does not know his exact stats.
“Personally, I feel that if I lead my team to victory every night, then I will have a great year. I just want my junior year to be my breakthrough year so that all the scouts and coaches can look in and know that I’m leading my team to victory. That’s the most important thing for me.”
Standing at 5-foot-10 and 165-pounds, Moore is his most dangerous when taking shotgun snaps from a spread formation. He sees the field well and can quickly cause misdirection at the line, leading to big gains that help move the chains for Prattville’s offensive attack.
Moore, who compares his playing style to that of the “old Michael Vick”, spoke about his recruitment thus far as a junior athlete looking to break through on the trail.
“I have offers from Arkansas State, Jacksonville State and a small school in Missouri called Lincoln University,” Moore said “I have been talking to a couple coaches, but none have really applied any more pressure.”
So far this season, Moore took a visit to Troy and had a chance to check out its campus while on an unofficial visit. Moore shared which aspects of his visit stood out amongst an energetic game day.
“I liked it. I liked the way their jerseys, they’re new, as soon as you walk in you see all kinds of different jerseys. I think in the next couple years, their program will be pretty big,” Moore said.
Apart from Moore, several other players on the Prattville team have high levels of collegiate interest including 3-star running back Kingston Davis and 3-star linebacker Dytarious Johnson. Davis and Johnson are both committed to Michigan and Moore spoke about his school’s affinity for the maize and blue.
“A lot of our players are going to Michigan and I’m open to anybody,” Moore said. “Michigan hasn’t offered me yet anyways, though. I see [the pipeline]. But I don’t want any school to think that Prattville is just a Michigan school. We are open to everyone.
“[Dytarious and Kingston] haven’t told me what made them Go Blue, but I know if Michigan offered me they would want me to get it.”
Later in the year, Moore plans on taking an unofficial visit to Michigan for a November 28th matchup with the Ohio State Buckeyes at home.
“I think that I will be going to Michigan with Kingston for the Ohio State game,” Moore said. “I would like to see how their education system works and see what they invest in. To see what I would want to go to school for and see how that works for me, also to see how the coaches treat the players and if I’m at home, I want to go somewhere I feel comfortable.”
Click here to watch Moore’s highlight tape.