Hoosiers land LB/DE commit for 2023 class, Denzel Moore

Indiana got a head start on the 2023 class Wednesday with a commitment from Georgia linebacker Denzel Moore.

Moore, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound athlete from Suwanee, Ga., had a myriad of offers from top programs, including Florida State, Auburn, Georgia, Notre Dame, and Michigan.

IU now has one verbal commitment in the 2022 class, Arkansas linebacker Kaiden Turner, along with a linebacker in the 2023 class. Moore has also played some defensive end in high school, which makes him a possible fit for the remade “bull” position in the Hoosiers’ 4-2-5 scheme.

The “bull,” which used to be a hand-in-the-dirt defensive end, has become more of a hybrid end/outside linebacker in a two-point stance.

In a video posted to his Twitter on Wednesday, Moore cited defensive coordinator Charlton Warren and defensive line coach Kevin Peoples as assistants he formed a relationship with. Moore also has family in Indiana.

Warren, of course, came over from Georgia this past offseason after spending two years with the Bulldogs as their secondary coach. This commitment seems to indicate his connections in the state are already bearing fruit for IU.

Below is a highlight from Moore’s freshman season at Meadow Creek High in Norcross. He is now attending Collins Hill High in Suwanee.

8 comments

  1. This is a great pick up. New DC already paying off. Also, what the heck is going on at MSU? 23 guys have already left the program to transfer with potentially 10-15 more looking to jump ship. Is Tucker that much of a hard a$$ or are these just prima donnas kids thinking they know better?

  2. This is a great way to start the 2023 class as Moore has a very good list of players after him even though he is just a sophomore. It seems coach Peoples and Warren are making inroads on the recruiting trail and I hope it bodes well for the 2022 and 2023 class of recruits.

  3. It’s a great sign and could increase awareness of IU and momentum for the Class of 2023. I’m impressed when IU beats out SEC schools, especially those in the player’s home state. But we have a long way to go before the ink dries on his LOI.

  4. Recruiting +. Focusing on Georgia, Florida, Indiana Ohio and Illinois provides a good core to recruiting.

  5. The continuation of not one single 4* OL’man showing interest. Surely Allen must be concerned, especially after last years season. I understand that Allen and Hiller have a common coaching background,..but this, in my opinion is trend that shouldn’t be allowed to continue. Sorry. But an honest appraisal.

  6. t, it is very early in the 2022 and 2023 recruiting classes for IUFB so I am holding out to see how the classes pan out. With last year’s class being so loaded with OL I don’t think there will be many or even any in the 2022 class.

  7. Pretty artistic with the picture graphics…Almost looks like a painting. Nice work.

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