Moore Impressive in Texas


Though only entering his junior season of high school, Springtown (TX) quarterback Colby Moore is garnering attention as a player to be excited about. The 6’1, 195-pounder logged meaningful game time as a sophomore, topping 1,300 yards along the way and throwing for 228 yards in a 53-37 win over Trophy Club Byron Nelson.

The starting job will be solely Moore’s when the 2012 season kicks off, and he’ll have a number of offensive weapons to take advantage of. Bryson Burtnett is a 6’5 TE/DE that has already committed to nearby TCU but will first be catching throws from the up-and-coming Moore. The Porcupines’ leading rusher in 2011, Tyler Robertson, will also be back for coach Brad Turner’s spread offense.

Speaking of TCU, head coach Gary Patterson’s team may just be the glue that binds.

Moore recently worked out for a number of football programs in Texas, including TCU, Baylor and Texas A&M in hopes of getting his name out to some rising power players of college football. All three schools have recently lost top-tier quarterbacks: Andy Dalton in 2011, Robert Griffin III and Ryan Tannehill in 2012.

Moore felt most comfortable with the Horned Frogs and Aggies, speaking most in-depth with the latter. By the time he finishes his senior season at Springtown and is ready to be a starter in college, the cycle will have repeated and these schools will be ready for a player of his caliber.

Not only from a passing standpoint, but from a rushing one as well.

Moore’s size allows him the strength necessary to accurately pass downfield, while his agility and speed allow him to crack lax defenses with his own two feet. In either approach, opposing teams must respect the talent he brings. The staff at NFA has high hopes for Moore’s 2012 season, and his continued development this offseason should have him ready to deliver memorable performances for the Porcupines once again.


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