Watching the film on LSU pass rusher Travez Moore, it is easy to see why scouts and NFL minds alike, are excited about him. Potential is the key here when talking about the young prospect. Built to come off the edge and wreak havoc, for quarterbacks. Moore has the tools defensive coordinators look for in their players. Able to cover in space, with the raw speed to catch up to runners, as well as set the edge. Moore has the potential to be a big name in the college ranks, and beyond. I sat down with the standout college product, and discussed his playing style? what it was like playing the SEC? and who he was outside of football? But before we get to that, I spoke briefly with one of my scouting sources and asked him his thoughts on the kid from Bastrop, LA.
“Man, I watched this kid in high school, watched him in junior college, and saw his limited time at LSU. I like what I see, I wish I got to see more, you always do. But I like what I have seen. I think potential is key when you are discussing a guy like Travez. I think you see his size, and his pure speed and athleticism, and you imagine what he could be. He has that raw talent, he needs development, so he is not perfect. But he is coachable, and I like that. I have talked to coaches about him and heard good things, so that is a plus. I wonder where he lands now that he is in the transfer portal. I guy like him is intriguing and I think whoever lands him, is going to get a kid who can really play. he could be a 10-sack guy. HE is that good, and I think in the right spot he will be. I mean time will tell, we will see how it works out. But I think if he keeps his nose clean and continues to grind and work his butt off, he could be a guy we see on Sundays.”
Moore is a legit prospect, and you could hear the excitement in my source’s voice when speaking about him. What stood out to me was his personality. How humble he was, and easy-going. I asked him who he was outside of football?
“Family man, I am family first, and my people. I love the game so I think I am always in it one way or the other. I mean football, but my family is my number one, and they understand what football means to me. I think I am easy going, really chilled. Very relaxed guy, never going out to do anything dumb. I don’t look for trouble, or be out where there could be some dumb stuff going on. I am not boring or anything, but I don’t like putting myself in a bad way. So I keep it to my family and friends.”
Moving forward he spoke about his playing style, and what it was like playing in the SEC?
” I think you would describe my playing style as aggressive. I like to come downhill and really blow things up. I love contact, so I am looking to hit. I think I am also a smart player, even though I am running around trying to make a play. I stay within myself really. I don’t play out of place, and I do my job and get it done right. I feel like the coaching I have had has really pushed me that way. I think in the SEC, you have to have a certain mindset to be successful. I mean you have to be a tough guy and be able to really be ready for a dog fight. But it all starts with your mind. You have to have the mindset and really have the work ethic to play here. See in high school, you are probably the best or one of the best. But in college, especially the SEC. Everybody here is the best, the best version of whatever position they playing.”
Travez Moore, may not be a household name just yet. Yet being the keyword. But he has the skill set, to be a star in college, and at the highest level. Like I say in all my interviews, just put on the tape and decide for yourself. Moore has the potential and tools to be a star, but most importantly, he has the mindset to be the guy we expect him to be.