Whatever they are doing at Bowling Green, it’s working.
Sanford Seminole defensive back/athlete Ronnie Moore has committed to the Falcons 2013 recruiting class and the 5-10, 170-pound Moore joins a mass Florida exodus to the Mid-American Conference school in Ohio.
"I'm gonna be a Falcon," Moore said Friday prior to a workout, but then he had to go. Already hard at it in the offseason, that's Moore's reputation.
Moore makes nine Florida players committed to the Falcons, and he is the fourth Orlando-area player to commit to BGSU in the past three weeks.
He was supposed to be on an official recruiting trip to Cincinnati this week and decided to skip that after an overwhelming experience at Bowling Green caused him to decide he wanted to be a Falcon.
"He is special," Seminole coach Rob Vite said recently. "We have been having discussions about him being one of the best [players] we have ever coached."
At Seminole this past season, there were times when Moore was a one-man wrecking crew. He did it all for Coach Vite, playing as many as six positions a game and doing it well.
- As a running back he rushed for 939 yards and 13 touchdowns.
- As a quarterback he passed for 332 yards on 21-of-32 passing.
- As a receiver he had 29 catches for 484 receiving yards and four touchdowns.
- As a kick returner he had 371 return yards and one touchdown.
- As a cornerback or safety on defense, he had 27 tackles, six interceptions, including three in one game, and returned two of them for touchdowns. He also had one fumble recovery.
His postseason honors included being chosen as the Orlando Touchdown Club's 2012 Offensive Player of the Year, he was the Most Valuable Player in the Central Florida All-Star Game, he was the Sentinel’s first Ironman of the Year and he also played in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Game.
Moore joins fellow Central Florida players RB Brandon English of Orlando Evans and Dr. Phillips teammates RB Eric Harrell and DT Kenderson Obas as BGU commits. Obas was also honored by the Orlando Touchdown Club this year as the Defensive Player of the Year.
Bowling Green 2013 commitments from Florida
RB Fred Coppet, 5-9, 176, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
RB Brandon English, 5-9, 190, Orlando Evans
RB Eric Harrell, 5-8, 188, Orlando Dr. Phillips
DT Darius Holiday, 6-5, 260, Plantation American Heritage
RB Marcus Levy, 5-10, 187, Fort Pierce Central
ATH Ronnie Moore, 5-10, 170, Sanford Seminole
DT Kenderson Obas, 6-2, 265, Dr. Phillips
DB Omar Pierre-Louis, 6-0, 180, Loxahatchee Seminole Ridge
DE Jason Shepherd, 6-1, 215, Loxahatchee Seminole Ridge
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