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Offensive tackle Tyler Moore of Clearwater, Fla., committed to NU in 2011. Moore is the cousin of former Nebraska defensive end Jay Moore, who played from 2002 to 2006 and was drafted in the fourth round by the San Francisco 49ers. Additionally, Tyler’s father, Brian Moore, was a walk-on at Nebraska under former coach Tom Osborne.
In addition to the Gators, Moore received offers from Florida State, Miami, Ohio State, Michigan, Tennessee, Cal, Georgia and others.
“He’s a coach’s dream. He’s going to be the first guy there, the last guy to leave. It’s hard to imagine, as a left tackle, but he made everybody around him better. That’s about the best compliment you can get as a football player," Clearwater Countryside coach Jared Davis said. "If I gave them a week off, Tyler would be in the weight room with about five or six other linemen. He wants to be great.”
Moore attended a Nebraska summer camp and hit it off with the coaching staff. The big lineman talked to head coach Bo Pelini and offensive line coach Barney Cotton. Assistant Tim Beck also played a role in landing Moore.
“I’ve always loved Nebraska and wanted to go there,” he said. “When they offered (in September, 2009), I knew it was closer.”
Rivals.com rates Moore as the nation’s No. 5 offensive tackle and the 67th-best prospect nationally. He’s the No. 15 tackle, according to Scout.com, and was selected to play in the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Our take: Moore will find it difficult to unseat returning starters on the line, but that’s his goal. Eventually, though, he’s the closest thing to a lock — along with, perhaps, Ryne Reeves at center — to develop into a starter among the Huskers’ O-line signees.
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