Unfortunately, injuries are part of football, but for one talented wide receiver from New Orleans it seems like he can’t shake the injury bug. Archbishop Rummel wide receiver Koy Moore is listed by 247sports.com as a four-star prospect and the 7th best prospect in the state of Louisiana in the Class of 2020.
Moore is ranked that high even though he missed the second half of last season with a broken collarbone and this year he’s missed another six games with injuries.
The injuries and opposing defenses paying extra attention to Moore has resulted in only two touchdown catches for the USC commitment this season. But his head coach Jay Roth says his star wide receiver doesn’t complain.
“He’s a team player, not worried about stats,” said Roth.
And even though Moore plans to play college football in Los Angeles, he’s not someone who shows a lot of west coast swag.
Roth calls Moore a quiet kid, who looks up to the late Joe McKnight.
McKnight was a legendary prep player from the New Orleans area. He starred at John Curtis High School and earned Mr. Football honors in 2006 as he helped the Patriots to a 14-0 record and a state championship.
McKnight disappointed LSU fans and signed with USC on February 7, 2007. He never lived up to the hype as “the next Reggie Bush” but he still ended up in the NFL and played four seasons with the Jets and Chiefs.
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Moore is the first commitment to USC from Louisiana since McKnight.
Moore is well aware of the significance as he explained to 247sports.com
“I paid my respects to Joe,” said Moore. “It’s funny because I was scrolling down my Instagram today and one of his highlight videos was on. I was like ‘oh snap it was meant to be.”
“It means everything,” said Moore. “I try to blaze my own path. I really just want to be different without being different, you know? (Joe) just laid a path out and I have the need to finish it.”
Moore also has unfinished business at Rummel High School. After winning six games in 2017, the Raiders have bounced back and won nine games this year, heading into their semifinal matchup against the Catholic High Bears.
Moore has caught 33 passes for 462 yards and two touchdowns this season.
They’ll face a difficult test this Friday against the defending champion Catholic High Bears.
But if the Raiders are not able to reach their ultimate goal this season, they return a lot of talent next season. Rummel’s leading rusher is Jaelen Sturgis, who has rushed for over 1,000 yards. Fellow running back Logan Diggs looks like a special player, but has battled injuries himself.
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Two of Moore’s fellow wide receivers are also juniors Amour Rachael and Zach Mirambell.
The defense is loaded with juniors and sophomores. The leading tackler is sophomore Caboz Craig, with 63 tackles. Junior defensive lineman Jordan Williams leads the team in sacks and forced fumbles. Rummel also has two junior cornerbacks in Malik Woodery and Gavin Holmes, each one has four interceptions.
2015 was Rummel’s last year in the state championship game, but the Raiders have the talent to get back to the Dome.
If they do, it will be a day for Moore to showcase his talents and a chance for him to continue following in McKnight’s footsteps.
Watch Rummel take on Catholic BR Friday, November 23rd at 7pm streaming live on YurView.com!