Moore(r) Aboard To Help Bolster WVU Offensive Line
A short trip to Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte to see West Virginia dominate Tennesse was the final weight on the scale for Mallard Creek High Schoool senior Parker Moorer. He committed to the Mountaineer football program after taking in the scene in the Queen City.
— Parker Moorer (@pmoorer___) September 3, 2018
“It was just a great fan experience,” said Moorer, who got to see the WVU program from the stands, and from the perspective of the fan base. “People were coming up to me and saying they supported me, and I’m just a recruit.”
A two-way line prospect who excels on both the offensive and defensive line, Moorer will begin his career as an offensive tackle at WVU.
“Coach Holgorsen, Coach Spavital and Coach Wickline all stayed with me even when I committed (to Maryland),” Moorer said of another big reason he chose the Mountaineers. “They weren’t pushy about anything. They stayed communicating with me and supported me, and were with me the whole way.
Moorer had previously committed to Maryland, but pulled back on that choice after the controversy involving the death of lineman Jordan McNair. He remained complimentary of the Terps, and simply noted that he felt it was in his best interests to reevaluate his commitment after that story became public.
At 6-foot-5 and 290 pounds, Moorer is a classic edge protector who plays equally well in pass protection and as a run blocker. True to the offensive lineman’s profile as a team-first guy, Moorer doesn’t list individual goals for his senior season.
“I want to do what I can to help my team be as successful as possible, and do what is best for them,” he said.
Moorer is the 17th commitment in what is a rapidly filling 2019 WVU class. The Mountaineers will likely take around 22-23 high schoolers and junior college players in this class, with the final three or so being spoken for by transfers.