st. Louis (Mo.) Cardinal Ritter wide receiver Fredrick Moore announced his commitment to Michigan on Friday.
Moore becomes the 8th commit in Michigan’s 2023 class.
He was down to a final group of Texas A&M, Illinois, Minnesota, Cincinnati and the Wolverines before making this commitment.
“My primary reason for choosing the University of Michigan is that it felt like a place I felt safe at,” Moore explained. “And I had a really close relationship with Coach Bellamy. He’s a cool guy. I like his coaching style. I know they’re a team that likes to in. I talked to Coach Harbaugh and he’s a cool guy. There was also a lot of little stuff outside of football. Academically, I know I can excel and on the field, I can win a Big Ten Championship and go to the NFL by going to the University of Michigan, so that’s really why I chose Michigan.”
Moore took an official visit to Michigan the weekend of June 10th and that visit helped seal the deal.
“I had a great time hanging out with the coaches,” Moore said to The Michigan Insider’s Sam Webb. “Me and coach Bellamy had a great time just spending time. AJ Henning, who was my host, just showed me a good time around campus, and a good time around practice. I really like how practices were organized, so that really caught my eye. And how they teach the guys the plays and stuff like that. That really caught my eye too, how he quizzes with the guys. I really liked that. What stood out to me most about the visit was the players. The players gave (off) a winning atmosphere. They stay out of trouble. Even after hours they stayed out of trouble. They were still practicing after practice was over to get the extra work in. There was nobody left behind.”
As a junior, Moore enjoyed a breakout campaign with 41 receptions for 1,010 yards and 12 touchdowns. This was stepping up after blue-chip recruit Luther Burden transferred out of Ritter.
“He brought out his ability to be dynamic,” Spain said. “I know when Luther was there, he was on the other side and when Luther left he said ‘Coach, I’m a No. 1 wide receiver.’ You hear guys say that and when they get a chance, they’re not as successful as they can be. He took on ownership and really did a good job being dynamic with the ball in his hands. He is creative in space. There is not a route he can’t run or route that he’s timid or scared to run.”
Moore is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 12 rising senior in the state of Missouri.
Michigan now has seven commits in the 2023 class, two of them at wide receiver with Moore joining in-state recruit Semaj Morgan.