CB Devin Moore opens up on Gators official visit, updates recruiting

Photo: Devin Moore; Credit: Zach Goodall

In the last weekend before the signing period begins, Florida’s new coaching staff welcomed their first group of official visitors to campus.

This list was highlighted by a pair of top-notch defensive backs which included the defensive back from Naples (Florida). Devin moore. Moore is a one-off Notre Dame who resides in the Sunny State, but has always held the Gators program in high regard.

Moore spoke with AllGators to break down his visit and where his recruitment is a few days before he puts his pen to paper.

Moore is no stranger to Gainesville as he has been to campus several times during his recruiting process, but this time he was able to bring his whole family there to experience both the campus and new coaching staff.

“It was wonderful, I had a great time here meeting the new coaching staff, revisiting the campus and showing all of my family,” Moore said.

When asked what he thought of new coaches, Moore replied, “They are great guys, they are great coaches but even better people. They kind of touched on that aspect a lot on this visit, we also got to talk about football today so that was a great combo.

The Gators recently hired one of the nation’s top defensive back coaches, Corey Raymond, to be their cornerback coach and assistant defense head coach. Raymond is someone who has many relationships with prospects across the country, and given that Moore holds an offer from the Tigers, you would think they already have a previous relationship – but they didn’t.

“Believe it or not, this was my first time talking to Coach Raymond, and really this new coaching staff that I had never spoken to before. It was therefore the first time that I had met them and that I had seen them in person.

Given that this was his first interaction with what could be his future post coach in Coach Raymond, AllGators asked Moore what he thought of their stay this weekend.

“He knows his stuff for sure. Just during the ten minute meeting we had, you could tell that there were secrets that some of these other DB trainers didn’t really know, ”Moore explained. “His resume speaks for itself and he’s someone who can help a young athlete achieve their dream of taking it to the next level.

Even though Moore was attached to the Fighting Irish for nearly five months, interest in Florida remained, so when the new staff arrived on campus and reached out, a visit to Gainesville was not a hard sell. .

“The interest has always been there. This new staff recruited me very hard and I just developed that relationship this weekend, ”said Moore. “They are great people and I would like to have great people to coach and be surrounded by great people.

As is the case every time a new staff arrives, changes are made and the pitch will change as well. When Moore was able to sit down with new head coach Billy Napier towards the end of the tour and speak in more depth, his message was simple.

“He just said how perfectly it suits me with the way I take my studies and football, and being just a good person I would be a good candidate here.”

In the short time Moore had to build a relationship with the Gators head coach, he could already tell Napier really cares about his players: “He’s a player’s coach, even more. as a player’s coach, he will do everything he can help players, whether on the football field or in life in general.

Moore plans to sign on Wednesday, December 15e, the first day of the early signing period and his choice will be on two schools: “I will decide between Notre-Dame or Florida.

Moore also plans to enroll early in the college of his choice. Therefore, getting him to come to campus for the last official visiting weekend of 2021 was a big win for the Gators.

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