Outside the Huddle and Blitz are counting down who they feel are the top 50 individual players in northeast Indiana heading into the 2021 season.
Our highest preseason honor, this placement at #9 is the third spot on our third-annual First Eleven list.
No. 9: OL D.J. Moore, senior, Snider
The size of Moore is the first intimidating factor. At 6-foot-5 and close to 315 pounds, the senior is an imposing figure across the line of scrimmage.
But when you factor in that Moore is no lumbering brute, but rather a spry, fleet-afoot lineman with the power and physicality to bury opposing big men, you can see why Indiana University offered a scholarship that was accepted by Moore with his commitment in July.
Now in his final year of prep action, Moore has all the skills to be an immovable object along the interior line of the Panthers, protecting quarterback Luke Haupert and opening holes for the running backs.
Moore can also be an asset on defense, and may see some spot snaps there on occasion, but his bread and butter is along the offensive front, a place where he is one of the top at his position in the entire state.
COACH’S QUOTE ON DJ MOORE
“D.J. can be a dominant offensive lineman against any opposing defender. He has the ability to block anyone. He has improved in all areas of his play. We will rely on him to be one of the leaders of our offense.” – Snider coach Kurt Tippmann