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Minnesota Golden Gophers recruiting analysis: DT Gary Moore

The Minnesota Golden Gophers signed defensive tackle Gary Moore to their class of 2014.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers signed defensive tackle Gary Moore to their class of 2014.
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High School: Murphy

Hometown: Mobile, Ala.

Position: Defensive Tackle

Height: 6-4

Weight: 285

My Assessment: Limited viewing, so his analysis is really incomplete. But in what I saw, he is a strong, quick penetrating interior defensive linemen. He can make plays in the backfield. He is a sleeper recruit that could easily be an All-Big Ten performer.

Overview: ESPN and 247Sports rank him as a three-star prospect, while Rivals gave him two stars - ESPN lists him as the 45th best player in Alabama and as the 102nd defensive tackle in the nation - 247Sports tabs him as the No. 58 recruit in Alabama and as the 107th defensive tackle.

ESPN Analysis: Wins the one-on-one battles with his superior size - flashes the playing strength to hold the point of attack - shows the ability to flatten down the line in pursuit of the football - flashes a quick first step along with the upper body playing strength to collapse the pocket with a straight on power move - ability to contain and pressure the quarterback with a closing burst - moves through traffic efficiently, showing the desire to chase down the football - strong wrap tackler who doesn’t allow leaky yards after contact.

High School: Currently attends Murphy High School - team was 6-5 during his senior season - recorded 57 tackles, 18 of which were solo stops - notched 1.5 sacks - caused two fumbles and recovered one fumble - recorded 81 tackles (28 solo) during his high school career - also made two catches for 25 yards, while playing tight end in high school - coached by Ronn Lee.