Demetri Moore has talked with UGA offensive line coach Rob Sale for a couple of days now, but he never expected to speak with Mark Richt on Monday.
Moore, who plays offensive tackle for Mississippi Delta Community College, was offered a scholarship by Richt on Monday.
“He told me he was losing two senior tackles and told me that I can come in and start for him,” Moore told the AJC. “He said he really liked me and loved my film and said he was proud to offer me a scholarship.”
Now that he has an offer from UGA, the offensive lineman says the school is definitely in his top five along with Cincinnati and Kansas State. Moore said UGA is recruiting him to play left tackle.
The coaches told him that they want him to take an official visit, but he hasn’t decided on any school visits yet.
So what was one of the first things Moore asked Richt right after receiving a scholarship offer? It wasn’t if he was going to play immediately as a freshman or what type of scheme UGA operates in.
“Right after he offered me, I asked about the graphic design program because that’s what I want to major in,” he said. “We started talking about that, but he said he was going to look into it some more and give me a call back.”
The future graphic designer has undergone a full body makeover. When he graduated from high school, Moore was only 230 pounds. He now stands at 6-foot-6 and weighs in at 300 pounds. His size is something that first caught the eye of coach Sale.
“Coach Sale told me that they usually do not offer junior college players,” Moore said. “He said when they do go after junior college players that they really need them to come in and step up.”
Moore plans on making a commitment after he goes on some school visits. He will graduate from community college in December.