UGA commitment Corey Moore tabbed U.S. Army All-American

In the back of his mind, Corey Moore hoped he might get an invitation to one of the national all-star games and the resident distinction of becoming a prep All-American that comes with it. But when it actually happened it kind of took him aback.

Moore, a 6-1, 185-pound safety from Griffin, was invited on Thursday to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Jan. 8 in San Antonio.

“I wanted to play in it but I wasn’t expecting to play in it,” said Moore, who has been a Georgia commitment since Jan. 30. “But they picked me and I’m glad they did.”

Moore wasn’t sure if he might also receive an invitation to any of the other all-star games, including the Under Armour in Orlando or the Offense-Defense in Myrtle Beach, S.C. But he’s treating it kind of like he did his recruitment to Georgia. The Army Game was the first to offer, so he accepted.

“I was in weight training and my Coach [Steve DeVoursney] told me I was invited. I was like, ‘wow,’” Moore said. “He asked me if I wanted to play in it. I said, ‘yeah.’ He said, ‘OK, I’ll tell the man.’”

The invitation capped off a good week for Moore. Last weekend he was named the MVP of the defensive backs at the National Underclassman Combine (NUC) in Atlanta. He also received a scholarship offer from Auburn later in the week.

Moore said he remains committed to Georgia but will likely visit Auburn.

“Oh yeah, I’ll probably go over there with my father and check it out,” Moore said. “One of my best friends goes there.”

Asked if there was any chance he would back out of his UGA commitment, Moore said, “No, not right now. No, sir.”

82 comments Add your comment

Vick=Dog killing Thug

March 12th, 2010
5:34 pm

Sounds like a damn good Dawg. Excited to see this fine young man in the red and black.

Dial_tone

March 12th, 2010
5:44 pm

This guy is the son of one of my high school mates. He’ll be a good one.

larrymunsonthe3rd

March 12th, 2010
5:48 pm

AL E. GATOR

March 12th, 2010
5:51 pm

Kid will be torched in JAX.

Nice to see how a kid commits – but will take his visits and will not back out of his UGA commitment – “NOT NOW” – I guess that means LATER is a POSSIBILITY!

Well – time to get my hair cut – top side only – I am really growing it long in the back this year for the WLOCP! business up front – party in the back – man, I will be looking better than the ACHEY BREAKY Billy Ray Cyrus look – which is a dang good luck!

Will Probably shop for some jeans to break in – then cut them off and wear to the game. My old lucky pair have worn out – thats what 17 wins in the last 20 year will do! Wear them every year – time to retire them – probably donate them to Goodwill – and they will end up somewhere in Georgia – as that is where we ship our left overs and throw aways!

Gators!

March 12th, 2010
6:13 pm

I love these “new style” commitments. “Yeah, I’m commited but I’m going to check so and so out”. I loved it when he was asked if there was a chance he could back out of his Georgia commitment and he replied, “No, not right now”. What does that mean?? There is a kid down here that “commited” to FSU and said that he was commited “about 50%”. We’ve all been thru it with our respective schools. OK. I say…NO MORE of these silly verbal commitments. Don’t report them, dont talk about them. Don’t even bother. It’s monopoly money. Each year, they mean less and less and less. Some of these kids probably do it just to take the pressure off or so they lock in on a scholarship. But until we have an early signing date…none of this crap that gets fans all in a tither…doesn’t mean a thing!

GTDog

March 12th, 2010
6:15 pm

Gotta love the sarcasm AEG.

Personally, I don’t do my clothes shopping at Goodwill. At least I don’t shop there right now. But I might someday…do you know exactly which Goodwill store all those Florida jean cut-offs end up at? Not that I really care, but you never know, someday I might decide to shop there…

GTDog

March 12th, 2010
6:18 pm

Gaots!

What about backing up this recruiting crap to where is used to be? Just ban the coaches, etc. from having ANY contact with a kid until his senior year starts? That would stop alot of this crap. I don’t foresee any problems with that idea, except of course bankrupting all the “combines”…

GTDog

March 12th, 2010
6:18 pm

Damn, did I really miss that many keys? Let’s try….Gators!

NoGaGator

March 12th, 2010
6:18 pm

-AL E. GATOR-

You sound like a troll who’s not really a UF fan (especially given the comments about the hair and jeans) but someone trying to inflame UGA fans.

If you were for UF you’d have more class..

north ga dawg

March 12th, 2010
6:22 pm

Chip I did find out there was steroids found at calhoun would be interesting if you could find out if any recruits were involved

1970 Dawg

March 12th, 2010
6:23 pm

I hate to agree with a G8tr about anything but CFB needs an early signing period. I guess that would hurt the recruiting services like Scout and Rivals too much. Seriously, why has it never been instituted like in other college sports?

charles

March 12th, 2010
6:55 pm

Richt should tell this kid that the offer is gone if he takes any visits. A committment should be a committment by both parties.

Gators!

March 12th, 2010
7:06 pm

charles…that’s a great point. If a kid is willing to say “I commit to so and so and I will not be taking any other visits” then I think that would be credible. I don’t blame a kid for taking all of his visits and really enjoying and/or doing his research to determine where is the best fit, just don’t commit if that’s what you plan to do. We’ve got a couple of guys down here, Xavier Nixon and Jelani Jenkins, that did exactly that, the right way, and didn’t play the hat game. Another guy in the 2011 class I’m admiring for the way he’s handling his recruitment is James Vaughters ’cause he’s doing it the same same way…on a very intelligent level. Whoever gets that guy will be getting a gem.

TuckDAWG

March 12th, 2010
7:17 pm

Everybody calm down Corey isn’t going anywhere he loves UGA and we true DAWGS love him back can’t wait to see him in red and black

Tdaw

March 12th, 2010
8:21 pm

Gators. Hell must be having a severe drop in temperture about now. Not in this life time did I ever think that I’d agree with a gator. There must truly be a Santa Claus.

Bear Doc

March 12th, 2010
8:46 pm

Get off Corey’s back! He is a good kid. He is an honest, well behaved, and very polite young man. He says yes sir and no sir/yes mam and no mam. Corey is not a spoiled kid, he lives on a farm and gets up early to feed the animals and do other chores. He cuts and weed eats his grandparents grass. I see him in the weight room or track everyday, he is a hard worker. His face lights up and glows when he talks about playing for UGA. Let him enjoy what he has earned, let him go look, he will be in Red/Black and probably wearing number 14 for the dawgs. Corey Moore is an outstanding young man and tremendous role model. I wish there were more students like him.

Chip Towers

March 12th, 2010
8:56 pm

north ga dawg: Yes, I saw that a juvenile male was busted Mar. 2 selling anabolic steriods in Calhoun High parking lot by Calhoun police. Don’t know if any current players or recruits were involved but I will report if I find out they were. Involves a juvenile so information is going to be hard to come by.

Frank

March 12th, 2010
10:06 pm

Congratulations Corey – GATA.

THWGT!!!!!!!!!!!

Red Dog 77

March 12th, 2010
10:53 pm

Corey………Glad to welcome you to BULLDOG NATION !!! With coach Todd Grantham’s 3-4, agressive, confuse, then “rip their heads off” style Defense, you will fit in beautifully !! I understand you know how to “plant” backs, and strip, rip, blanket, and “blow-up” a wide reciever, Yes, Corey, you will make a “damn good DOG” Look forward to watching you do your thing, along with my 93,000 friends “Between the Hedges” GO DOGS !!! GATA !!!!

LOWNDES COUNTY DAWG

March 12th, 2010
11:52 pm

GAYTORS ARE VERY WITTY, GOOD FOR THEM

H-DAWG

March 13th, 2010
1:05 am

Gators are the worst thing in the world. Gross.

GoldenDawg

March 13th, 2010
2:29 am

AL E. GATOR yeah we see how you guys do it. You give out more scholarships than you can then scrap the kids you don’t want.

cantondawg

March 13th, 2010
6:57 am

H-dawg,

It’s a close race between AL and UF fans as to which are the most annoying. Right now, Al is leading by a slight margin.

cantondawg

March 13th, 2010
7:06 am

I can understand why a player would want to commit early and still check out other schools. With the limited number of scholarships available, i’m sure the coaches tell the players that they are only going to sign a few players at their positions. They probrably tell them that if other players commit and fill up those slots then they will have to withdraw their offers to them. If a player really likes a school then they will get nervous that they will lose one of those slots and commit early. Then the player will just check out the other schools to make sure he made the right decision. If i really liked UGA and i knew they were only going to take 2-3 cbs this year i would commit early so i wouldn’t have to worry about others filling up the slots.

Ex Dawg fan

March 13th, 2010
7:27 am

Sounds like a damn good Dawg. Excited to see this fine young man in black outs and black helmut embarrassments

cantondawg

March 13th, 2010
7:51 am

Ex dawg fan,

The unfortunate part of the blackout last year was that we looked and played more like Grambling than Georgia. I don’t know why we would ever resort to changing our uniforms to get motivated. We’re Georgia and we have alot of history and we don’t need to do that.

Bobbydawg

March 13th, 2010
7:56 am

James Carpenter OT Griffin, Ga., Chance Warmack, Westlake High OG, darius Mekeller OT Atl. and Juann James OT, Gwinnett Co., Thanks UGA for helping us build the great wall of the Crimson Tide!!

naganole

March 13th, 2010
8:41 am

Chip, no story about Tyler Hunter committing to FSU? I know this might be smack dag in the middle of Bulldog country, but when one of the state’s top 10 players chooses a school wouldn’t you want to report that? I’m not trying to busting your balls, man, You can just add it to the Marshall commitment. It won’t be too long from now…

I saw the TV report on the Tech man

March 13th, 2010
8:46 am

The Tech Management degree placed R Houston in Cobb tank. WSB had a piece on it this am.

He is always around trouble but is always full of “um, I did not know”, or “um, ah, I was at the wrong place at the um, wrong time”. That is sort of like his college career ……….wasted at tech when he could have sat on the bench in the SEC and cheered on his teamates at Auburn or UGA or LSU or Florida or UT …………… ACC did his career no good ………..now look at him and his Management degree. Sad.

Gooooooooooooooooooooo Vols, Dogs and Tigers.

txdawg

March 13th, 2010
9:00 am

BOBBYDAWG – idiot – Juwann James is at Tennessee. I know spelling can be difficult for a Tide fan, but if write out “Tennessee” and “Alabama” next to each other of a piece of paper, you will see the letters have different shapes, which means they form different words and hence, different schools…

T

March 13th, 2010
9:18 am

brick

March 13th, 2010
9:18 am

Bammer fans are such morons. You signed 2 guys from the state of Ga that had UGA offers, but suddenly you think you are going to sign 20 in 11? Get over yourselves, when probation hits and Tricky Nicky heads west in a year of so you will be back in the woodwork again. Yes probation always follows Bammer success, thats how I know its happening.

Danny Ford

March 13th, 2010
9:30 am

That boy need to talk to Clemson .

ECB

March 13th, 2010
9:41 am

Look at the key part of this statement….”No, not right now”. When my son commited to Auburn for baseball I told him a commitment is like getting engaged and that you wil not go and visit other schools. When you got engaged to your wife did you continue to go and visit other women to see what they had to offer??

“Asked if there was any chance he would back out of his UGA commitment, Moore said, “No, not right now. No, sir.”

Dawg Tired

March 13th, 2010
10:08 am

I’m with ECB. I’m not liking this waffling less than 6 weeks after his “commitment.” Does not sound like he understands what the word means. If I’m on our coaching staff, I’m looking for another safety to make a real commitment. Hopefully both ECB and I are misreading what he is saying, but….

South GA Dawg

March 13th, 2010
10:10 am

Would like to hear “I’m 100% committed to the school that I committed too and I will not back out on my commitment” Thats what he’s suppose to say, but who knows with these kids now days.

college is forever

March 13th, 2010
10:18 am

http://collegelunchboxes.com Your friends will be red and black with envy when you bring your PB&J to work in a UGA classic tin lunchbox. Check it out. Go Dawgs!!

poopdawg

March 13th, 2010
10:18 am

Everybody badmouthing Blackouts or black helmets needs to chill. It’s the players and coaches that come up with these ideas and they’re the ones competing not the fans. If it helps to create excitement among the players and the school is paying for the additional costs then what is it hurting? The Blackouts or color changes do not guarentee wins or loses just excitement. The Oregon Ducks have helped their recruiting by changing uniforms frequently thanks to Nike. The Blackout did not cause the Dawgs to lose to UA nor did the black helmets cause the Dawgs to lose to UF. For fans to continue to bellyache over those games need to get out of their rocking chairs every once in a while . If your not happy with the Dawgs performance then critque that not their uniform desires.

J Dawg

March 13th, 2010
10:34 am

Hard to be hard on this kid or any high schooler cause thats what they are kids. Going through alot, trying to figure out what kind of man they want to be. Big decision for a young man, where you want to be for the next four years, this early in the process. Hope he sticks with it, and becomes a damn good dawg!!

J Dawg

March 13th, 2010
10:37 am

Amen poopdawg It wasn’t the uniforms that got thier buts kicked

Gators!

March 13th, 2010
10:47 am

cantondawg…per your 7:06 post…that is exacttly one of the big problems in recruiting. A kid commits and then backs out of “decommits” and then leaves the school in the breach. Believe me, it happens the other way too in this dirty world of recruiting when schools offer a “non-commitable” offer. Well, in my book, that is neither a real commitment nor a real offer. It’s just one big game being played between players and coaches.. If I was a coach, I would tell a prospect that if he was planning on taking other visits that I was planning on recruiting other players at his position. And if we fill up, my offer is gone. And if I was a player, I would ask the coach that if I we’re to commit, do I have a legitimate offer?? And for how long? If there was hesitation and I felt like I was being slow-played, I’d consider other schools. Can you say…early signing period???

AltamahaDawg

March 13th, 2010
11:01 am

There is a ceremony for “commitment”. It’s called national signing day. It it were halfway through his junior year then they would call that signing day.

BigNewt

March 13th, 2010
11:25 am

I bet the MNC is now in sight yet again.

Dawg 3/20

March 13th, 2010
11:26 am

Sammy Watkins, Kelvin Benjamin, and Andre Davis are going to show this young man what he has to look forward to in Jacksonville every year…………..total domination. Two of three will be in Gainesville come summer 2011.

cantondawg

March 13th, 2010
11:27 am

I’m glad that there is no early signing day this year. It works to UGA benefit. Why, because AL and FL are coming off huge seasons and have all the momentum. UGA had a bad year. Let the tables turn this year with FL and AL being down a little and UGA have a great year then i think you will see the Alabama leans (like Isaiah Crowell) commit to UGA. Recruits have a short memory and want to play for the hot teams.. Right now, AL and FL are the hot teams but i think UGA will be at the end of the year.

Taco

March 13th, 2010
11:51 am

Good job Corey. I think you should have held the the UGA offer in your hand and took all the trips first. It does not look great when you commit then take trips. I am from Griffin and I know how bad you want to be a Dawg and I am very happy for you. For those clowns dissing Rueben Houston about going to the pen, lay off. They needed some tutors for all those UGA clowns that keep getting arrested. As long as Tech keeps it down to one arrested for every 18 Dawgs. I am cool with that.

tenn.DAWG

March 13th, 2010
12:26 pm

Congrats Corey,the first of more to come.Work hard in the classroom as well as the practice field and great things will follow.

billcanoe

March 13th, 2010
12:37 pm

Why is this story on Georgia Tech’s blog, when it is a UGA story?

UGAgrad71

March 13th, 2010
2:17 pm

The best and most effective recruiting tool is to WIN! Every player wants to be on a winner. Win and they will come to UGA!

Gators!

March 13th, 2010
2:28 pm

cantondawg…yes and no…actually, an early signing period could favor teams that are a little down and need help. Just look at FSU and LSU, two teams who have been a little down, both having double digit “commitments” already. Of course, most of those are in state players that were already a heavy lean to those schools. Many of those recruits see it as less competition at their positions and an opportunity to play early. Sometimes the perception, not always true, is that the really elite teams like a Bama or a Florida are full of five star players sitting on the bench just waiting their turn. In reality, Florida plays as many freshman as just about anybody. Their philosophy is that if you’re good enough, you’re good enough, and there is no such thing as a pre-determined redshirt. Personally, I prefer a recruit who is not afraid of how many stars or competition and believes that the cream rises to the top and that he is the cream of the crop and can come in and start anywhere.