The Notre Dame football coaching staff has been extending offers to the class of 2024 at a rampant rate lately. They offered rising cornerback prospect Leonard Moore out of Round Rock, Texas, only a few weeks ago. Moore is now trending to land with the Irish.
Currently a composite 3-star cornerback, Moore is a guy I see rising quickly in the class of 2024. While it’s a lofty comparison, Moore reminds me of star freshman cornerback Benjamin Morrison. Great height but more length with the ability to shut down receivers in press coverage and keep up with faster receivers downfield.
At 6’2” and just under 180 pounds, Moore could push for playing time early at many schools nationwide. However, it may be a bit more challenging to play early for the Irish, given how loaded the cornerback position is for Notre Dame football, now and in the future. That said, being coached by coach Mike Mickens for a couple of years while learning to play at the collegiate level, Moore could be a future NFL player.
While currently ranked by 247Sports’ composite rankings as the 410th overall player in the class of 2024, I expect Moore to end up as a top 200 player; his film is that incredible. According to a tweet from Moore, in 232 coverage snaps, he allowed only 3 receptions total with 3 interceptions and 9 pass breakups. If true, snagging the same amount of interceptions as allowed receptions is a ridiculous statistic. Oh, he has a 5.1 GPA too.
Remember, Leonard is doing all this at the 6A level of Texas high school football. Arguably the best state in the country regarding high school football talent and competition. His size, length, and speed, mixed with his high IQ and impressive statistics at such a high-level, point to a hugely underrated prospect.
As things stand, Moore is likely to be one of the highest risers in the class of 2024. If the Notre Dame football team were to land his commitment, he’d add to an already loaded position for the Irish.