YORK — York Comprehensive High School senior running back Ryan Moore, a four-time, 1,000-yard-plus rusher in his high school playing days, said he had positive vibes about playing football for Youngstown State.
When Moore learned that his mother, Lorie, approved of campus life at the Ohio-based college, that was enough for him.
“When I found out my mom was comfortable with me playing football at this school, I was ready to commit,” Moore said of the family’s recent weekend at Youngstown.
Moore said his father, Mike, “took me for an unofficial visit last summer and I enjoyed it.”
Moore said he enjoyed spending time with red-shirt freshmen and other players during a weekend visit to the Youngstown campus.
“It was a great visit and the ideal time for me to make a verbal commitment,” he said.
The gifted running back has had a busy month, including the Cougar football team’s venture into the playoffs for the third season in a row.
Earlier this month, Moore was selected to play in the North-South All-Star game in Myrtle Beach, where he will compete with some of the best talent in this region of the country.
“I’ve been blessed,” Moore said. “God gave me the ability to compete.”
Moore is proud of his accomplishments on the gridiron, but looks at life beyond football. He’s more concerned about the game of life.
“It’s all about having character and integrity,” he said.