Jordan Moore: Recent College Commitment
Class of 2021 QB Jordan Moore made a huge announcement in terms of his commitment this last week. As the Loyola Blakefield product officially announced where he plans to continue his football aspirations. The college program Moore ended up committing to was Duke University of the ACC Conference. A school known for its sports, as […]
Class of 2021 QB Jordan Moore made a huge announcement in terms of his commitment this last week. As the Loyola Blakefield product officially announced where he plans to continue his football aspirations. The college program Moore ended up committing to was Duke University of the ACC Conference. A school known for its sports, as well as, academic achievements by its current and former students. This school will provide Jordan Moore every opportunity to succeed as a collegiate athlete. While Duke themselves will be obtaining the services of one of the more talented QB prospects in the DMV area.
Moore will bring a dual threat ability that will help him lead Duke to success at the college level. As Moore’s skillset that I evaluated in previous pieces lends to a young QB with a great combination of knowledge and instincts for the game. The numbers he put last season showcase everything one needs to understand how productive of a dual-threat QB Moore is. A he posted 2014 yards passing with 26 passing touchdowns and only 5 interceptions. While rushing for another 606 yards and 7 touchdowns making him a playmaker with his arm and legs.
His skillset melds these two key abilities to work in concert to make plays for Loyola Blakefield. His main attributes include are his ability to throw on the move and ball placement as a passer. While he shows good burst and escape ability as a running threat at QB. As a passer what I saw on film is a quarterback not just with great arm strength but accuracy down the field. As his ball placement on throws down the field is strong and consistent. He puts the ball where only his receivers can make a play on it, while hitting them in stride to allow them to run after the catch. This type of accuracy is key and explains why he only threw 5 interceptions last season also. His ability to throw on the move works in concert with his mobility as a dual threat QB. Throwing the ball on target moving either to his left or right.
As a runner the escape ability he shows is key in extending plays and preventing negative plays for his offense. While doing this he also keeps his eyes downfield to search out throws and pick up key yards. When he does choose to tuck and run or is used on a designed run, he shows great burst in the open field. Showcasing shiftiness and some strength in breaking tackles at times as well. He does need to continue to protect himself as runner better to stay out of danger. Though he does run smartly and avoids taking too many unnecessary hits. These skills as a runner and passer make him a difference making asset that will grow into a great player.
This commitment announcement by Moore is great for his future as a football player. As well as, for Duke as a program to gain a talented athlete. If these two sides come together and cultivate the talent obtained Duke may have a real player down the line to lead their program soon.