2019 four-star defensive lineman Charles Moore has been committed to Mississippi State since August of 2017, but his recruitment is as active as it ever has been after not signing with the Bulldogs last month. One of those teams working to flip Moore is Tennessee, who has been a player for him throughout the year.
Moore spoke at the Under Armour All-American bowl this week, confirming Tennessee’s spot among his top choices.
UNDER ARMOUR ALL-AMERICAN defensive tackle Charles Moore (6-4, 250) out of Louisville High in Mississippi, said he will visit UF on Jan. 11.@InsideTheGators pic.twitter.com/eFrpFmjF4W— Jeff Gardenour (@JeffGardenour) January 1, 2019
Mississippi State, Auburn, Florida and LSU are also still in the mix, according to Moore himself in the video above.
The 6-4, 270 pound defensive end prospect checks in at 105th in the 247 Sports Composite. Moore camped with the Vols in June, then returned for an unofficial visit in July. The question now becomes, can Tennessee get him on campus for an official visit this month? According to 247 Sports, the Vols will get that visit. Moore will also see Florida on January 11th.
Mississippi State still leads for Moore in the crystal ball projections, but LSU and Auburn have each picked up votes recently. With Florida and Tennessee getting visits this month before signing day, things seems pretty open for Moore with a little over a month remaining in his process.
Tennessee signed three three-star defensive linemen during the early signing period and could use another impact defender up front. With current unsigned commit LeDarrius Cox looking like he won’t be a part of Tennessee’s 2019 class, Jeremy Pruitt and his staff are probably looking to add one more piece up front.