Don Brown and the Wolverines received a nice gift on Mother’s Day, as 2021 three-star safety Rod Moore committed to the program, he announced on Twitter.
1000% Committed.. Next chapter, Let’s go to work❗️ @AllenTrieu @SWiltfong247 @Rivalsfbcamps @CoachBobShoop pic.twitter.com/uzqZWWgMZs— Rod moore 1️⃣0️⃣ (@Rodmoorejr) May 10, 2020
The 5-foot-11, 180-pounder from Clayton, Ohio is the No. 378 overall player and the No. 22 safety in his class, per 247Sports’ composite. He has other offers from Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Pitt, Iowa, Kentucky and others. He is on the fringe of being a composite four-star, and the belief is he will be before the cycle is over.
Moore is high school teammates with another Michigan commit, three-star receiver Markus Allen, who joined the class last month. He is also the second player to commit to Michigan this weekend alone, as three-star linebacker Tyler McLaurin committed yesterday afternoon.
247Sports’ Allen Trieu compares Moore to Chicago Bears safety Tashaun Gipson:
Build wise, Moore is right at the average for safeties height wise. He has some length, but needs to add weight in college. He is a true playmaker who has very good ball skills and the anticipation to put himself in position to use those ball skills. He will also get involved as a tackler. He takes good angles in pursuit and does a good job of not getting too high as a tackler. As he gets stronger, he will develop a little more pop in that department, but he is willing to be physical. He gets around the field fluidly and easily. His track times are solid, 22.17 in the 200m, 7.12 in the 60m dash. We still see room to get a little more explosive and he does need to get stronger. In college, he will likely be a true free safety but does show some ability to come down and play man to man. Projects as a high-end Power Five starter.
After taking five blue chip safeties the last two cycles, Moore could very well be the only safety to join Michigan’s 2021 class. There are a few recruits they’re going after who could play either cornerback or safety, but most of the attention will likely be turned to corner.
The Wolverines now hold the No. 8 ranked class in 2021.
Watch some of Moore’s junior year highlights below.