Cre Moore witnessed Kansas State ascension to the top of the Big 12 conference when he took in their victory in Norman in September. He was also present when the Wildcats dismantled in-state rival Kansas at Bill Snyder Family Stadium two weeks ago. After seeing Kansas State impressive road victory at West Virginia, the 6-foot, 180-pound defensive back from Broken Arrow, Okla. was ready to join the program.
"Kansas State has a big time program in Big 12," said Cre Moore. "They've proved that this season. I love the coaches. They recruited me well since they offered me during the summer. I love the family environment and the opportunity to play early. Coach Hayes told me they need help in the secondary and feels like I can come in and contribute right away.
"When [Kansas State] offered me after camp, Coach Hayes told me how much he liked my height, my speed, and cover skills. He's developed top defensive backs in college and in the NFL with the Saints and Redskins. I think he'll help me to develop my skill and get ready to play at the next level in four years."
Moore saw the Wildcats only give up 155 yards to West Virginia's high-octane passing attack on Saturday. He feels like he can step in next year and help the secondary maintain that same type of excellence despite losing three senior starters.
"I see ways I can help," Moore said. "My speed has definitely improved this season. I'm doing well in man-coverage and playing the game more physically. It's great to be a part of the tradition Coach Snyder has built at Kansas State. My goal [as a freshman] is to come in and do what I can to help the team be successful."
Moore announced his college choice on his Twitter account (@CreVII). He also held offers from Arkansas State, Colorado State, Houston, Kansas, Memphis, New Mexico, Tulsa, Western Kentucky, and Wyoming.
"My parents support my decision," he said. "They loved it when we were there for the Kansas game. I was thinking about taking more visits, but it feels right. I know where I want to be."
As a senior, Moore is hoping to help The Broken Arrow Tigers get back to the Oklahoma 6A state championship game. They're currently 5-3 overall, but 4-1 in their district. They play Sapulpa this week then finish the regular season with Oklahoma City-area rival, Westmoore.