Long trip pays off for 2016 prospect


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Moore (right) picked up his first offer from Clemson last week.

The drive from DMV to Clemson last week turned out to be worth the trip for one Ballou (DC) football player.

Delonte Moore Delonte Moore
Wide Receiver
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Washington DC, DC

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left Clemson’s camp with an offer after traveling down with four of his coaches and four of fellow teammates.

Ballou head coach Jason Lane said Clemson defensive backs coach Mike ReedMike Reed
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personally invited the group down after scouting the Knights on a recruiting trip in Washington, D.C.

“Coach Reed is from this area and he has come up to visit us before,” Lane told TigerNet Sunday evening. “When he came up, he invited us to come down and visit for the camp. He watched all of the young talent that we have and was impressed by all of our rising sophomores and juniors. We decided to take him up on his offer and brought our kids down to show off our young talent. The trip was more than worth it. Coach Reed and the coaching staff were very hospitable and that was much appreciated.”

Moore - a 6-2, 170-pound 2016 wide receiver prospect - picked up his first offer after showing off his route-running and catching skills during position drills at camp.

“Coach Reed talked to Coach Swinney before the camp and wanted him to take a look at our young talent,” Lane said. “Delonte did a great job. Delonte did everything that was asked of him. He caught the balls well and ran great routes. He is very coachable as are all of our kids and I think Coach Swinney saw that. “

Moore and the rest of his teammates came away more than impressed with Clemson.

“Clemson’s campus is extremely beautiful,” Lane said. “I can’t really get Clemson out of his mind or out of the minds of any of my other kids. Many of them are tenth graders, so they have never been to Clemson. They didn’t know what to expect, but they came away impressed and loved the campus. The new indoor practice facility was definitely a big selling point.”

After their stop in Clemson, Lane and his group made the short drive to Athens for Georgia’s camp.

“(2015 DE/TE) William Richardson and (2015 OL/DE) Levon Livingtone got a lot of interest from UGA,” he said. “The UGA coaches were also impressed with Delonte. They told him that he has a great upside and to keep working and doing what he’s doing and he’ll be just fine.”

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