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Moore Seeking First Offers

Where Jarius Moore might line up on the football field is always an adventure and it keeps opposing defenses guessing. But what is consistent is the fact the 2013 prospect simply makes plays regardless of his position.

The 5-foot-10 and 195-pound Moore has lined up at quarterback and other skill spots for Terry (Miss.) High School. He's also managed to play a role on defense as well.

"I play quarterback and slot receiver mostly," Moore said. "But I also play some at running back and also on defense at cornerback. It's a lot of fun and it feels good for me to be able to contribute in a lot of ways. I am happy to do that for my team and blessed to know I have those abilities.

"I thought our season went pretty good, too, until we lost a stunner to Forest Hill and that kept us out of the playoffs. But I've done well this year and I have rushed for over 1,200 yards and also passed for about 1,000 yards."

At the next level, it's no surprise that Moore is being recruited for various positions. He noted of some of those schools showing him interest of late.

"Ole Miss has talked to me about defensive back and Mississippi State is recruiting me as an athlete," said Moore. "Southern Miss and Memphis have also said they are recruiting me as an athlete and Louisiana-Lafayette and Arkansas State have mentioned slot receiver. When I talk to coaches they usually ask me what I like to play and I tell them it doesn't matter to me."

Due to his solid senior season, Moore has picked up that interest moreso of late. And he feels his first Division I offers may also be right around the corner.

"I don't have any offers yet except for junior college offers," said Moore. "Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Southern Miss and Arkansas State seem like they are close to offering me. Mississippi State's coaches told me they love my highlight tape and that I am up there near the top of their board. They told me if some other guys don't commit then I could have a spot."

And speaking of the Bulldogs, last month Moore was able to take in a game-day experience on MSU's campus and came away impressed.

"I went to their homecoming game and I really liked it a lot and I loved being there," Moore said. "I like how their coaches interact with the players. They also let us in the locker room after the game and I got to meet (2013 MSU commits) Kailo Moore and Deon Mix. It was cool being in the locker room and watching them celebrate their win. They seem like a close family with the coaches and players and something you would want to be part of."

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