The movement has been slower this cycle with the 2022 recruiting class for a variety of reasons. If you take a look at the visit lists each week you’ll notice a lot more 2023 players on the lists than 2022.
One thing that Nebraska is trying to take advantage of is evaluating more 2023 prospects. The Huskers have done a pretty good job of getting future prospects on campus this season. That’s helpful to see them in person to verify size and get to know them. The search is always on for edge rushers and the Huskers have made a good impression on Georgia outside linebacker Denzel Moore.
— Denzel Moore (@DenzelM2023) November 1, 2021
Even if Moore didn’t visit for the Iowa game, he plans to come to Lincoln at some point to just see it for himself. But he does want to experience a game day in Lincoln.
“The fans have been great and shown so much love on social media,” Moore said. “I just feel like it will be a great place to visit and see around the facility. I’d also get to meet great people and the Husker coaches.”
Another thing that helps Nebraska with Moore is that he is friendly with current Huskers Jimari Butler and Mikai Gbayor. Like a lot of prospects, Moore hears from a lot of coaches at Nebraska. If he had to narrow it down to who he hears from the most it would be coach Scott Frost, coach Sean Dillon, defensive coordinator Erik Chinander, defensive line coach Tony Tuioti.
Moore did note that he has a good relationship with Chinander. He thinks Chinander is an outstanding coach and one of his favorites to talk to of anyone recruiting him. The Huskers see the defender (6-2, 225) as more of a stand-up outside linebacker in their scheme. That way he’d be able to use his full skill set. It’s something that Moore likes about Nebraska’s pitch.
“I feel like that matches with my skills,” Moore said. “I feel like I’ve been working and grinding all my life to end up playing stand up linebacker that rushes. I love to rush the quarterback and get them under pressure. I’m going to always bring the pressure.”
— Denzel Moore (@DenzelM2023) September 24, 2021
Moore was originally committed to Indiana so he doesn’t have a problem leaving the Southeast. He’s got over 25 scholarship offers to date so he has a lot of options. The schools standing out to him right now besides Nebraska are West Virginia and Mississippi State.
Now that Moore is back on the market he has a pretty clear idea of what he is most looking for in a school.
“Academics, the coaches and the overall football program,” Moore said. “Also, really the fans they are big too. The fans at Nebraska love me and spam my phone every day on Instagram and Twitter its crazy.”
The Huskers are in a pretty good spot with several edge players in the 2023 cycle. Add Moore to the list of players that includes Teitum Tuioti, Maverick Noonan, Tausili Akana and others. That position will continue to be critical to the Huskers future success on defense.
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.