Projected Position: Offensive Tackle
247: Not Ranked
ESPN: 3-star, #13 JUCO OT
Power 5 offers: 7
Not only did Virginia Tech go into the JUCO ranks at quarterback, but they filled a major need when they signed Mississippi Delta Community College offensive tackle Demetri Moore as well. As we’ve learned in the past, good offensive linemen can be hard to find, so you have to cast a wide net, and you have to evaluate as many options as possible. It’s good to see that the current Tech staff is willing to do exactly that.
Moore did not begin his football career until his senior year of high school. Before that he was concentrating on basketball, but as his body continued to grow, he decided to try out football. It’s a good thing he did, because it eventually earned him a college scholarship.
It’s true that “raw” isn’t necessarily a trait you want a junior offensive tackle to possess, Moore has a high upside, and he possesses most of the attributes that coaches look for when they are recruiting offensive linemen.
Aggressiveness: Moore doesn’t back down from anybody. He goes after defenders, and he finishes plays. He’s a relentless blocker.
Ability in space: Virginia Tech can use Moore to pull, as he has the ability to block in space against linebackers and even defensive backs.
Initial pop: When Moore makes contact with defenders, he usually drives them back on the initial contact. He has to...
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