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Minnesota Football Recruiting: Tyler Moore Commits

Jerry Kill and Matt Limegrover land their third offensive linemen from the state of Texas in as many classes, adding to the stockpile of brutes they've accumulated during their time in Dinkytown.

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Third year in a row Kill and Matt Limegrover have pulled in a big ole hog from Texas.

Moore is an interior brute who plays through the whistle with a nasty streak

Houston (TX) North Shore HS offensive linemen Tyler Moore verbally committed to Minnesota this morning, the fifth offensive linemen of the 2015 class. Moore is a 3 star prospect according to 247Sports' Industry Composite, choosing Minnesota over finalists Texas (greyshirt offer), Kansas and BYU. Tyler is the 18th member of the 2015 class, the second Texas prospect of the cycle and an early enrollee.


ESPNU eval ($):

We see a more dominant run blocker from the offensive guard spot; can maneuver and control defenders with his upper arm and hand strength; is a crushing down and double team blocker, showing base, hip roll and leg drive; ... This guy is a tough customer who displays a strong finishing effort; flashes the nasty attitude we look for when evaluating offensive linemen.

(Likely Fraudulent) Measurables**

** The section title is a bit. It's intentionally facetious comment on how recruiting sites (and even some college coaches) notoriously exaggerate traditional combine measures -- especially the 40. No offense is meant.

Height: 6'4"
Weight: 315-330 lbs.
Fake 40 Time: lol he's a linemen


Senior Year:


Absurd Comparisons

The rare high school linemen who needed to drop weight versus bulk up in a college strength program, Moore is an interior brute who plays through the whistle with a nasty streak. He's really not all that dissimilar from 2014 signee and Army All-American Connor Mayes, who after notching some B1G playing time figures to be a fixture along the Minnesota interior for some time.

Scheme Fit

Moore has played at center and guard during his high school days, and the usual progression of Limegrover hogs with a similar prep track is to start them out at guard before seeing if they can handle center responsibilities. Tyler will likely follow that same route, though he'll at least get an additional spring practice in before the coaches decide where to slot him.

If he can snap the ball without sacrificing first step quickness, power and leverage, center would be an ideal long term fit for the offense as a powerful combo blocker. Limegrover prefers to have his guards a little more athletic with quick enough feet to pull, a role that suits Connor's game more so than Tyler's. Additionally, the 2015 class is full of guard type guys like Bronson Dovich and Ted Steiber, and the team doesn't have a center with any experience beyond soon-to-be seniors Jon Christenson and Brian Bobek.

Impact on Other Prospects?

With five linemen on board for the class of 2015 and three signed from the previous cycle, Limegrover and Kill are most certainly done recruiting offensive linemen for the rest of the class. Aim turns to the current crop of juniors, headlined by in-state prospects Matt Kegel and Sam Schlueter.