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Meet Terps offensive tackle commit Brendan Moore

With national signing day only days away, preview the Terps' class of 2014 with a handy, commit-by-commit guide. Prospect profiles will run all the way through Wednesday (Feb. 5), when players can officially sign a national letter of intent. (SEE THEM ALL HERE.)

Name: Brendan Moore

Position: Offensive tackle

Measurables: 6 feet 4, 260 pounds,

High school: Round Rock Westwood (Texas)

Recruiter: Brian Stewart

Finalists: Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Boise State, Houston, Missouri

Rankings: 247: 3*, No. 92 OT

Rivals: 3*

ESPN: 3*, No. 79 OT

Stats/honors: All-District honoree, second-team Class 5A All-State honoree

Quoted for emphasis: “My mother is the daughter of a coach, so yes … she's very involved. She's been filming my games since I was in Pee Wee, and she's made fun of me so many times in film as well.”

Breakdown: The above quote is one way of knowing Moore comes from Texas. (I just can’t help but read that and picture Moore’s mother as a real-life, grown-up version of this girl, whom you’ll know as a young Hayden Panettiere in “Remember the Titans.”) Another way of knowing Moore comes from Texas, and a place in Texas that takes its football especially seriously, is by going to his high school team’s dedicated website. There is a reminder about a place called the “War Room” where, presumably, players gather Saturday weekly to revel in last night’s butt-kickings. The online roster displays pop-out portraits of every varsity player. On the “Coaches” page, you have everything you ever wanted to know about Westwood’s coaching staff, including which have the most awkward family photos and which like hunting. A lot like hunting. This seriousness is germane to Maryland football because Moore is coming to the program just as it seems to becoming dedicated to building a winner, or going broke trying. He told InsideMDSports after he committed that he “felt like a revolution was beginning,” and that he wanted to be a part of it. Coaches want players who live for it football, not those who play it just because they can. If he loves the sport as much as his school (or his mom) does, the results will speak for themselves.

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