Nigel Malone left some big shoes to fill on the field, but Cre Moore looks talented enough to eventually fill them.
We’re now just 23 days away from kick-off against North Dakota State, folks, and with the number 23 brings another double-header. Both cornerback Cre Moore and receiver Collin Sexton were listed as #23 on the spring roster, with Sexton a redshirt freshman and Moore a potential candidate to redshirt his first year on campus. I’ve previously been handling shared numbers with an article on the two athletes, but I’m too excited about both players to list them side-by-side. As opponents, they would provide a phenomenal match-up, and we’re releasing our look at Moore this morning while a preview of Sexton will be forthcoming around the noon hour. So let’s get started, shall we?
Cre Moore was named to the Oklahoma `Top 11′ All-State team his senior year of high school and was a an All-State 6A selection by The Oklahoman. He received three years of starting experience at Broken Arrow High School while making it to the state championship game in 2011. As an upperclassman he had four interceptions and 100 tackles.
The 5’11″, 175 pound Moore probably would have had more interceptions in high school, but actually brought too much talent to the field. He consistently limited opposing teams’ top wide receivers to minimal yardage are quarterbacks were weary to throw his direction. “I just like making plays, but I didn’t get the opportunity,” said Moore in regards to his high school career. It’s ironic, but he may have dominated too much to look good on paper.
ESPN rated Moore the #62 cornerback in the class and tenth best in Oklahoma. It also noted two distinct skills he brings to the field: zone coverage (drive, closing burst); and instincts. It’s unknown how much time he should expect his first year of eligibility but Moore brings some great talent to the team. It’s wonderful seeing K-State steal a top-ten player from the state of Oklahoma, and now I’m ready for the move to pay off.