December 17, 2007

Lewis-Moore talks about trip to Boulder

At this point in the recruiting cycle, the pool of "uncommitted" prospects becomes increasingly small.

In fact, going into last weekend, all seven of the recruits that Colorado hosted on official visits were listed as commitments in the Rivals.com database. Five of which were listed as verbal pledges to other programs, while the other two were solid Buff commitments.

Josh Williams, Bryce Givens and Doug Rippy all decided to re-open their recruitment after Bill Callahan was fired at Nebraska, E.J. Woods decided it would be best to explore his options while UCLA figures out who their next coach will be and Kapron Lewis-Moore decided to check out other programs after Dennis Franchione resigned after five rocky seasons at Texas A&M.

Lewis-Moore, a four-star defensive end prospect from Weatherford (Texas) High, flew out to Boulder on Saturday morning because he had a basketball game on Friday night. How did his trip go?

"It was pretty cool man, I liked it," said Lewis-Moore, who stands 6-foot-4, 230-pounds. "I was just there to have a good time, just look around and see what's up and everything. I liked it though."

Freshman defensive lineman Eugene Goree served as his player host for the weekend.

"I hung out with the players, ate a lot of food, went to Coach Hawkins' house," said Lewis-Moore when asked to recap his first official visit. "We took it easy, hung out with some of the other recruits.

"You can tell that they are really improving there, everybody is buying into the system. Everybody is just excited, everybody is cool and everything."

A recruiting dead period began on Monday so prospects cannot take official visits again until the weekend of January 4th. Lewis-Moore has lined up trips with Texas A&M (January 11th), Notre Dame (January 18th) and Louisville (January 25th).

"I committed [to Texas A&M], I am just taking my visits though now," Lewis-Moore said. "It was kind of a stressful situation with their coaching change, that is why I am taking these other trips."

Lewis-Moore is ranked by Rivals.com as the third best strongside defensive end prospect from the talent rich Lone Star State. He earned second-team all-district honors as a junior and senior.

Colorado quarterback pledge Tyler Hansen and Buff offensive line commitment Ryan Dannewitz were the other two prospects in Boulder for an official visit this past weekend.

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