H.S. FOOTBALL | Trinity's Rondale Moore Heads To "The Opening" Finals

05/29/2017 07:00 PM

As the temperatures heat up this summer, so does Rondale Moore’s recruitment. The rising senior at Trinity High School is widely considered the number one wide receiver in the state. He holds offers from both Kentucky and Louisville and the only guy who might be busier than Moore, is his mailman.

“I get a lot of mail. It’s crazy- a lot of mail,” Moore explained.

He says he “definitely” keeps and reads it all, but some catches his attention more than others. As his mail piles up, so do the offers.

“Some are like hand written, I really pay attention to those, because you had to take the time out to actually write those, but then there are some that show football fields and statistics of wide receivers that have came through there and put up big numbers and where they are today and all that stuff,” Moore added.

He posted some pretty eye-catching numbers at the Nike Football’s “The Opening” in Chicago- a 4.33 40 time, 42-inch vertical and a 4.03 shuttle run.

He was actually disappointed in some of his times, but the college coaches were not.

“I went to the restroom right after I ran the 40 and there was this guy in there and he was like ‘you don’t have to do anything else, you might as well just leave. You’re going to start hearing from everybody.’ And of course I heard him, but I kid you not, the night I got back to the hotel, I got like 4 coaches following me on Twitter and the next day they offered. It’s been crazy,” Moore told Spectrum News.

Between school, film, individual workouts, lifting and football or track practice- he stays pretty busy balancing that with talking to college coaches and sifting through his recruiting mail.

“I probably talk to like three or four coaches a day,” Moore explained. “Different coaches so it gets a little hectic, but with like my surrounding peers, my coaches, Chris [Vaughn] my trainer, and my family- they all help me like cope with that and try to be a teenager. Just living.”

Speaking of family, he said his parents are very proud of him, but that doesn’t mean he can slack off.

“Honestly they couldn’t care less about football, they just want to make sure I get a degree and make sure i choose the right school. They definitely make sure my grades stay up. That’s the biggest thing and my mom always threatens to like take football away if I ever let a grade drop,” he said with a laugh.

Moore has a few goals for this season, and very few are centered around himself.

“Get better as a team, bettering myself to get ready for the next level, and then in the end- win a state championship.”

Moore said he hopes to have his schools trimmed to a top 10 this month, a top 5 to start football season and be committed by the end of his senior season. He heads to the Nike Opening Finals in Oregon at the end of the month.

Watch Rondale’s full story here:

Lyndsey Gough

Lyndsey is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News. You can catch Lyndsey’s work on Sports Night, the only nightly show dedicated to covering everything from high school to college sports in Kentucky. She loves covering all sports but it’s the personal stories that really stand out to Lyndsey, like the story of a community coming together to remember high school track start Trinity Gay who was killed. Lyndsey came to Spectrum News from WBKO in Bowling Green where she was an Anchor, Reporter and Producer covering news and sports. She’s a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of UK. Sports Night airs at 6:30 and 10:30 weeknights on Spectrum News. If you have a story idea for Lyndsey email her at Lyndsey.gough@charter.com.

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