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JUCO OT George Moore staying firm to Wazzu despite new offers

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Washington State was one of the first schools to offer College of San Mateo (Calif.) offensive tackle George Moore in June, and he committed to the Cougars just a few weeks later. This season, many more programs have put an offer on the table for the 247Sports 85 overall three-star trying to get him to flip his commitment.

“As of right now, I’m really just focused on my football season and Washington State,” Moore told Today’s U. “It’s a great program, I like them a lot. I’m blessed that I have all these other options, but that’s where I’m at. I’m going to let my recruitment handle itself, but right now I’m finishing out my season.”

In just the past month, Moore has added offers from Syracuse, Cal, Oregon State and Nevada

Prior to working their way into the AP Top 25 poll and going undefeated in Pac-12 play so far this season, Washington State showed Moore a lot of loyalty, which looks like it will be returned with Moore signing with Wazzu in December.

“Before the season started, last year, I tore my ACL, but they kind of trusted me and they knew what type of player I was coming into this season and how I would play,” Moore told Today’s U. “They knew I was the right fit for their program academically and athletically and they jumped on me before anybody else did.”

The 6-foot-7, 308-pounder came back from his injury looking better than ever and, at this point, Wazzu looks to have gotten a steal in the big, athletic lineman.

“A lot of people say I can move,” Moore said. “I can run and get on blocks, I’m not just a big wide guy. I can move. A lot of schools, the first thing they say is I’m an athlete, I can move, I’m not just a big offensive lineman. A lot of schools say that’s what the NFL is looking for in modern times.”

Moore has already checked out USC, Louisville and Washington State on unofficial visits and plans to take his official to Washington State in December. For now, that’s the only school he’s concerned about checking out.

“I haven’t really decided,” Moore said. “I know there’s a lot of schools that want me to come out and see them. I’m not going to say that I’m going to go out and see them, but as of now, I’m not sure.”

The December grad, who will have three years to play three seasons at Washington State, is impressed with the way the Cougars have turned their season around after starting 0-2.

“Before the season started, I was hoping they would get off to a good start,” Moore said. “They had a bad start, but I felt that, talking to the commits, some of the commits in my class decommitted as they were losing. They felt it wasn’t the place for them, but I had faith in them, I knew the program was going to turn it around somehow. I guess they needed to lose to figure out how to play together and now they’re on a bit of a streak. I know they can make it to the Rose Bowl, or the Pac-12 Championship for sure.”

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