Petersburg linemen close in on the QB (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)
Petersburg DE Rashaad Moore welcomes offer from Delaware State
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit804
The progression displayed by third-year head coach Mike Scott and Petersburg last season was nothing short of spectacular. During his first two seasons with the Crimson Wave he went 8-14 with a playoff appearance in 2016 in which Petersburg was just a touchdown away from stunning Hopewell at Merner Field. Last season, Petersburg increased its win total by three games and found itself in playoff contention for the third time in the last four years. The Crimson Wave was led by prospects such as Meziah Scott, Brandon Harvell, and Upton Bailey among others.
However, a prospect starting to garner attention for his prowess on the defensive side of the ball is Rashaad Moore (2020 DE 6-2 268). The Petersburg product logged time at defensive end for the Crimson Wave last season and was able to secure his first offer last week from Delaware State University.
“I feel blessed,” Moore stated. “All of the hard work I’ve done over the years is finally paying off. (The recruiting process) is going good. It feels like coaches from different colleges are coming to the high school every week.”
Delaware State finished 3-8 last season near the bottom of the MEAC right below Norfolk State. Last year was the sixth-consecutive season that the Hornets finished with a losing record. The last time Delaware State won more than five games in a year came during the 2012 football season. Moore has gotten the opportunity to possibly help change that during the 2020-2021 football season should he decide to commit to Delaware State.
Besides the Hornets, Moore is also beginning to receive interest from East Carolina, Wake Forest, Norfolk State, and Virginia. Thus far he’s taken visits out to Norfolk State, East Carolina, and may get on the road once more before the start of the regular season.
– Brandon Mitchell