UK Keeping Tabs on Moore, Fern Creek

UK Keeping Tabs on Moore, Fern Creek

The 2011 class in Kentucky promises to be one of the most talented crops of prospects in recent years. One of the best players in the group is Jerrell Moore of Fern Creek High School (Ky.).

The 2011 class in Kentucky promises to be one of the most talented crops of prospects in recent years. One of the best players in the group is Jerrell Moore of Fern Creek High School (Ky.).

After a very productive season all over the field, Jerrell Moore has begun to draw attention from the two power programs in the state. "Kentucky and Louisville are hot on him, " said Curtis Higgins, Head Coach at Fern Creek. "He had a breakout season and he's got good grades," said Higgins.

This season, Moore had over 2000 yards of total offense including 829 yards rushing and 879 yards receiving. He broke into the endzone 11 times on the ground and 10 more times through the air.

"His speed is his strength," said Higgins. "He's got tremendous speed. We've clocked him in the low 4.4 range. That's his number one asset," continued Higgins. "He's a pretty good hitter and he's not afraid to run over you. He's more of a slash-type kid. We split him out wide and play him at receiver and play him at tailback," Higgins finished.

Moore, 5-foot-10, 170 pounds, hasn't spent much time weight lifting with the football team due to his other athletic commitments. "He plays basketball, so the day that football is over he's on the court practicing," said Higgins. "He needs to work on his strength. Sometimes kids don't understand the work ethic needed at the next level."

Some college coaches are pushing him towards another sport to go with football. "Some coaches are telling him that he should run track. Joker (Phillips) has told him that. They want to seem him run against other fast guys," Higgins said.

Moore will definitely be a prospect to keep tabs on for the 2011 class. But Fern Creek's talent doesn't end there.

Jamon Brown and Jalen Harrington are also talented prospects from the 2011 class. "(Jamon) has an official offer from Louisville, but now that the staff has changed, that offer may change," said Higgins. Brown (6-foot-4, 290 pounds) could play on either side of the ball as a lineman.

Harrington (4.6 forty) has already gotten attention from both Kentucky and Louisville, but there are others as well. "Big Ten schools are looking at him. He's talked with Cincinnati," said Higgins. "He's 6-foot-3, 215 pounds. I'm playing him at fullback and tight end. Defensively I play him at linebacker and safety."


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