Has Florida lost the lead?

Jan 25, 2019 | 0 comments


Update: Moore shares his thoughts on David Turner

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As the clock ticks closer and we get closer to National Signing Day, the last batch of top uncommitted prospects are figuring out which college will fit them best.

Some already know where they’re likely to sign, but are keeping it a secret for the drama that comes with recruiting season. In the case of Louisville (Ms.) four-star defensive end @Charles">Charles Moore‍ the decision is genuinely far from made.


The Consensus Top 100 prospect took an official visit to Gainesville on January 11th, where upon leaving he told Inside the Gators that Florida was his leader and in-state rival Florida State was out of luck and would have to take a back seat.

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However, now the 6-foot-4, 268-pounder says that the Gators are no longer his clear leader and that he will officially visit Florida State beginning today.

“My decision has shifted with Coach Sal [Sunseri] leaving,” said Moore. “But, I’m still talking to the players who I have a good relationship with and waiting to see who [Dan Mullen] brings in. After that, I’m going to wait to see what the new coach’s plan is and make a decision from there.”

That quote might be alarming to some Gator fans, but Moore assured Inside the Gators that the initial high of his official visit still has not worn off two weeks later.

“It’s a great place. I enjoyed it there and I had an amazing time. And I think I’ve talked to Kyree Campbell and TJ Slaton every two days since I left. I also talk to Adam Shuler a lot… he’s a real fun guy.”

In addition to building strong relationships with who could be his future teammates, the Mississippi native also touched on how close he is with some of Florida’s coaching staff.

“Coach [Greg] Knox did an in-home visit with me this week. It was great… we didn’t even really talk about football. It was more about life in general. We talked about God a lot and our spiritual beliefs. He also told me about his story growing up, which was really nice to hear.”

Knox’s in-home wasn’t all serious though.

“We also talked about the Super Bowl,” Moore laughed.

In addition to Knox visiting his home, the four-star prospect said that he spoke to coach Dan Mullen on the phone this week. Moore’s relationship with Mullen dates back to when he committed to Mississippi State in August 2017. He took his official to Florida just four days after backing off his pledge to the Bulldogs.

“My relationship is pretty good with Coach Mullen,” he mentioned. “It also helps that I’ve known him and a lot of his staff for years when I was committed to Mississippi State. He’s a good guy.”

In addition to Florida State this weekend, Moore has two other visits planned.

“I’m probably going to West Virginia in the middle of next week and then my last visit will be LSU on the first.”

The other Tigers, Auburn, are also still very much in the running with no firm decision date to make his commitment before National Signing Day in two weeks. 

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