Recruiting Profile: Malik Moore (Class of 2018)

A couple days ahead of National signing day BYU got a commitment from speedy California defensive back Malik Moore (Class of 2018).

Moore was raised in Mississippi but now preps at Point Loma High School (San Diego, CA), where as a senior he rushed 30 times for 200 yards (6.7 ypc) and caught 22 passes for 415 yards (18.9 avg) and two touchdowns. On defense he had 17 tackles (11 solo) with six interceptions.

Moore is rated 2-stars by Scout/247 Sports and not yet rated by Rivals or ESPN. He was recruited by Idaho State, Louisiana, Sacramento State, and San Diego.

Hometown: San Diego, California High School: Point Loma
Class: 2018 HT/WT: 6’1”, 180 lbs.
Position: Wide Receiver, Defensive Back 40 time: 4.51
Profiles: MaxPreps, HUDL Bench/Squat:
Twitter: @malik9moore Vertical: 31 inches
Offer date: December 18, 2017 Commit date: February 5, 2018

I caught up with Moore to ask him about his recruitment:

BYU Insider: Why did you choose BYU? Why do you feel BYU is a good fit for you? What do you most look forward to in suiting up for the cougars?
Moore: The coaching staff is wonderful and I feel at home. Plus they have an In-and-Out and a Krispey Kreme, so I can’t complain.

BYU Insider: What are some of your favorites?
Moore: I like rap music and one of my favorite movies is “Friday.”  Also, I can eat breakfast for dinner any day.

BYU Insider: Who is a player (collegiate or pro) that you seek to emulate on the field?
Moore: Chad Johnson (Wide Receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals). He might be cocky but he has that mentality you have to have at all times on-the-field.

BYU Insider: What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
Moore: Stay humble and just do me. Never worry about the person next to you.

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