Sanford Seminole's Moore brothers: Brandon Moore (2015), Ronnie Moore (2013) and Ron Moore Jr. (2011).
It wouldn’t be right if there wasn’t a Moore wearing a football jersey at Sanford Seminole High.
This football season at Seminole, Brandon Moore, a 6-0, 165-pound rising sophomore, will make it six straight years that assistant coach Ron Moore Sr., has had a son donning the orange and black.
Brandon, however, could grow to be bigger than his preceding siblings, Ron Jr. (6-0, 165) and Ronnie (5-10, 160), and he has a leg up on his older brothers. He already has a scholarship offer from an NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision institution and he’s just a rising sophomore.
Akron assistant coach Terrell Buckley, the former Florida State great, couldn’t hold back Friday night after seeing the younger Moore in action during the Seminoles 27-7 spring-game win over Oviedo Hagerty.
“It felt pretty good … it was real tight,” said Brandon Moore said of talking to Buckley. “I wasn’t expecting it at all. [Buckley] was like, ‘Hey man, we’re looking forward to following you and we’re going to come after you’ ... and then he called me over again and said, ‘We’re gonna go ahead and offer you. We wanna be the first one to offer you.’
“It was shocking, but it felt good.”
His brothers didn’t receive their first scholarship offers until later in their high school careers. He’S already as tall as both of them and he’ll more than likely pass them in weight soon.
“My brothers have paved the way for me, but I gotta be my own person,” he said. “They do give me somebody to look up to and I just want to be as good as them.”
Ron Moore Jr., will be a redshirt sophomore wide receiver at Tennessee-Chattanooga this coming season, while Ronnie Moore, the winner of the Sentinel’s first Central Florida Iron Man of the Year after this past season, has signed to play at Bowling Green.
Unless the rules change, there will have to be a bit of a break in the Moore’s current Seminole string after Brandon graduates from Seminole. The youngest of the Moore boys, Kameron, is eight years old, and won’t start high school until a few years after Brandon graduates.
“It’s not hard,” Brandon said of having dad as a coach. “My dad just wants me to be everything I can be. He doesn’t treat me any different than any other players. He can be tough sometimes, but I can take it.”
Like his brothers before him, Brandon Moore doesn’t really have a particular position.
“Wherever they play me I’m fine,” he said. “Slot, corner, whatever.”
He also plays basketball and is hoping to make the varsity this season after playing JV this past season.
Chris Hays is the Sentinel's recruiting coverage coordinator and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Twitter at @Os_Recruiting and Facebook at Orlando Sentinel Recruiting and now on Pinterest at Orlando Recruiting.