Last year as a sophomore 2013 DT/LB Devontay Moore found himself on the field quite a bit for Allendale-Fairfax. He primarily lined up on the offensive and defensive line for coach Eddie Ford's squad. The 6'0 240 pound prospect more than held his own wherever the coaching staff put him.
"I had 42 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, and 3 sacks during my sophomore season," Moore told us.
So what skills enable the 2013 prospect to excel on the varsity level last season?
"My biggest strengths are locating the ball, strength, bull rush ability, and getting off of blocks."
Still the 2013 prospect realizes there's plenty of work to be done to improve.
"This off season I'm really focusing on my pass rush ability."
Last season Moore enjoyed quite a few strong performances but one stands out above the rest he says.
"My best game was against Estill last season. I had 10 tackles and 7 of them for a loss."
As mentioned before Allendale has seen former prospects like Jerrell Priester (Kentucky) and Bashaud Breeland (Clemson) makes strides and reach the next level. Along with 2012 safety Ronald Geohaghan who has already committed to Clemson as well, it has opened the eyes of many young up and coming prospects.
"Seeing those guys make it has given me a major motivation boost. It just proves that anything is possible."
One of Allendale's own Moore says serves as one of his inspirational leaders too.
"The person that I look up to the most in the weight room is Coach Love. He has the state record for squat and the highest squat in school history."
Still relatively young Moore is looking forward to elevating his game come next season. He's been a workout warrior in weight room each day and his numbers (posted at conclusion) there give you an idea of how explosive and strong this young man is already. Moore in fact, won the region strength meet in his weight class.
A few colleges have already started the recruiting process with Moore and he shared those schools with us.
With his junior season just around the corner a little over a month away the 2013 prospect is looking forward to facing one Allendale's biggest rivals he says.
"I'm really looking forward to playing Bamberg because its like the biggest rival of the season for us."
Moore right now is a tweener between defensive tackle and linebacker but he's made strides to lower his 40 yard dash time to bolster opportunities across the board to match his strength. With two more seasons ahead of him we'll continue to track his recruitment and progress so keep it dialed in right here for the very best coverage of South Carolina's top prospects!
Kerry's Take: Moore given his size reminds us a lot of 2012 DT David Deleon from Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School. Moore has an advantage in strength already at this point and will undoubtedly continue to grow and make even more strides physically. We like him as a defensive tackle at this point and we feel like he's somebody with a big time upside there in our opinion.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS...DEVONTAY MOORE
Bench press: 365 pounds
Squat: 555 pounds
Power Clean: 275 pounds
Fastest 40: 5.02 seconds
Pro shuttle: 4.08 seconds
A CLOSER LOOK AT...DEVONTAY MOORE
Favorite food : Don't really have a favorite
Favorite Movie: Remember The Titans
Favorite music artist: Lil' Wayne
Favorite subject in school: Physical Science
Favorite to do when not playing football: lifting weights
Favorite football player: Warren Sapp
Dream date would be with: Kelly Rowland
Dream school: Clemson