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January 6, 2012Lithonia (Ga.) Martin Luther King High's Jordan Moore is known by most as a track standout---committed to LSU in fact to run track---but all of a sudden his stock is rising in a big way as a football recruit.
Although he was hurt during much of his senior season, the 6-2, 205-pound Moore has caught the eye of several college coaches, including North Carolina.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution was first to report Thursday afternoon that Moore received a scholarship offer from UNC.
THI confirmed that offer came from Carolina's new co-defensive coordinator Vic Koenning as he's working the recruiting trail in the Peach State.
In all, Auburn, N.C. State, and UNC offered Moore Thursday.
Moore and his high school coach Michael Carson did not immediately respond to Tar Heel Illustrated's efforts to reach them Thursday, but Coach Carson did speak late Thursday to ESPN.
"Jordan got those (offers) today," Carson said. "I know he's going to visit NC State (Jan. 13), TCU (Jan. 20) and probably Auburn and then squeeze in North Carolina. I know Jordan is fired up about these last offers."
Moore transferred to MLK High from McDonough (Ga.) Union Grove, where as a junior in 2011 Moore won the Georgia Class AAAA state title in the 110 meter hurdles with a winning time of 14.38 seconds.
Moore's top-reported time in the 110 hurdles is a blazing 13.90 seconds.
Sources tell THI that the UNC coaches are looking to add two more safeties in the Class of 2012, and Moore is now firmly in the mix of players they'd happily take at the position.
THI is still making efforts to reach Moore and his coach. Stay tuned for more.