Maryland Sends Several Assistants to Check out WCAC Powerhouse

Good Counsel (MD) three-star receiver Elijah Moore has transitioned from football to basketball for the winter as the Falcons fell on the road to Eleanor Roosevelt (MD) on Thursday night. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound athlete lined up in the frontcourt and helped close out the game for the Falcons as the multi-sport athlete enjoys what could be his final season of high school basketball.

“It’s been going good. We’re still riding together, transitioning from football but it’s been good,” Moore said. He plans to run track in the spring, but he’ll return to football workouts once basketball is over with the goal of reaching 205. “I’m running track just to get faster. I’m going to be out there, go out and shoot for times and stuff but I’m really there to work on my speed and get faster.”

Even still, the big play ability and wide catch radius that Moore flashed through his junior season is a big reason why he’s watched his stock soar heading into 2023. “It’s a big process now since it’s my junior year and a lot more coaches are coming in, a lot more stuff to deal with.” Oregon, Texas A&M, Michigan and Ohio State are among the latest schools to jump into the fold as several Power Five schools have trekked through the WCAC powerhouse this week. Maryland is included on that list as the staff delivered a heavy presence in Olney.

“Maryland coaches actually came to the school [Wednesday], like all eight of them. Coach Locks, all of them. I talked to them for a little bit so it was cool.” Though assistant James Thomas leads recruiting efforts for Good Counsel, Moore is hearing from both Thomas and assistant Gunter Brewer consistently. “I talk to coach [James Thomas] a lot, coach [Gunter] Brewer. I’m working on a visit up there. I won’t be able to come up on the 28th but they told me to come down whenever since it’s right down the street. I’m going to try and do that sooner than later.”

While Thomas has built on a relationship with Moore and his family, Brewer has been able to delve into football with the priority target. “We just talk a lot about receiver stuff between me and coach Brew, we’ve built a really good relationship. I’ve talked with Miles [Gray] about getting work in with Kaden [Prather] too, then hang around the guys and stuff.” Head coach Mike Locksley is also leaving his mark. “We were talking about Kaden and the receiver room, the process and how everything in the receiver room will look over the next couple of years.”

Moore has a few schools he’s taking a look at for upcoming visits. “Maryland because they’re right down the street. I’d say Ohio State, Penn State, Miami and I’m working on a visit to Florida State.”

What’s most important in his recruitment?

“I just want somebody that wants me. the head coach is important, coaches are important and the community around me.”

Moore is rated a three-star prospect and an 87 overall by On3, checking in as the 17th-best prospect in Maryland. Moore is rated an 88 overall according to IBG’s recruiting board.

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