Son of GT Chaplain Begins Recruiting Process

Heritage LB Dustyn Moore

Junior linebacker Dustyn Moore may have a very close connection to the Georgia Tech football program, but he is going to make sure the school he attends is the best fit for him.

Dustyn Moore's father, Derrick, is the team chaplain, and his football background certainly inspired his son to play the sport. "He's been a major part of my football career," the younger Moore said. "He's given me all the coaching I need, and I like that he works with GT."

As a result, the Yellow Jackets are definitely on the list of schools Moore has been checking out, with a little over a year until he has to make the final decision as one of the members of the class of 2013. He attended a couple of games at Tech in the 2011 season, and he is very pleased with how the Yellow Jackets have recruited him so far.

Recruiting coordinator Joe Speed has given Moore exact instructions of what he will need to do in order to receive an offer from Georgia Tech – increase his weight from 215 pounds to 225 pounds, and get his 40-yard-dash time down to 4.7 seconds.

This has given the Heritage High School student plenty of goals to strive for as he prepares for his final year of high school football. Moore feels he is up to the challenge because his character is built for a big-time program like Georgia Tech.

"I'll get there because of my passion, heart and non-stop intensity," Moore said.

He has been looking at a handful of other schools as well, including Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina and NC State. Moore said the distance wouldn't be an issue if the program was the right fit.

"It will depend a lot on the school itself, the coaching staff and the faith of the coaches," Moore said. Like his father, he said he is a devout Christian.

While he waits to receive his first offer, Moore continues to work hard to gain weight and speed, confident that he will end up where he needs to be.

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