moore Some Thoughts on Tyler Moore

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A guy that Coach Bedenbaugh has been in contact with for quite some time is Tyler Moore out of North Shore HS in Galena Park, TX. I look at quite a bit of film and regardless of what some may have you believe, I don’t always like all of what I see. But there are times when I turn on tape of an offensive lineman, and I can’t believe what I’m seeing. I’ll back up the plays two or three times, and when my poker face goes away, I know a guy can play. When I like something or someone, I can’t keep it a secret.

At the core of being an offensive lineman, the purpose of being up front is to move people out of the way. When you watch a lot of film, you’ll see athletic guys, you’ll see pretty boys, you’ll see those guys who you try to justify and be nice about it when you write about them, but once in a while…a guy like Tyler comes along. This kid is an absolute monster. If you took the Incredible Hulk and made him an offensive guard, you’d call him Tyler Moore. He goes 6’4″ 335 and he’s a tank. He is benching close to 400 lbs and squatting in the mid-fives, and the thing that makes me shake my head is that he’s just getting ready to be a senior in high school.

I can see why Coach B has been recruiting Tyler for a while. While he doesn’t necessarily have the “big time offers” to speak of yet — Illinois and Minnesota are really the only big name schools to offer thus far — but I think it could be just a matter of time before that changes. I get excited when I watch guys like Tyler, because I see a guy you want in your huddle when you’re getting ready to go handle a 3rd or 4th and short.

While his lateral movement may not be the best out there, the vertical movement he gets on guys across from him cannot be denied. Goal line, short yardage, dig a guy and root ‘em out even when they’re submarining you, Tyler’s the guy you want to run behind in those QB sneak situations. In the previous decade, I can’t count how many times we got stuffed on short yardage and had to punt or turned it over on downs. Now with Coach Bedenbaugh at the helm, we have a lot more of those straight ahead blockers that don’t make excuses. Those no-nonsense, don’t out-think ‘em schemes that I love so much. Block down, pull around, double team, and just mash people. I abhor those schemes that rely on getting a guy going laterally to widen lanes.

Take his ass off his feet, and he can’t make a tackle. Sorry I’m rambling now, but I absolutely love the way Tyler Moore plays the game of football. If you could bottle that nasty he has and take it to Pop Warner coaches, the game of football would probably be outlawed in 10 years.

To be more specific about Tyler’s game, it all starts with a good base. Gotta have good feet and powerful hips. Tyler is a guy who is filled out and not fat at all. When you see 6’4″ 335, you expect a little softness to ‘em since three and a half bills is a lot of lead in the sled, but Tyler’s just a monster. Then you look at his upper body and he’s built like a Kelly Gregg who was 6’1″ on stilts, yet was just a boulder. It’s rare to see a guy with a long frame so stocky and powerfully built.

Tyler’s not going to enamor you with his his 3-cone or side-to-side stuff, but is the guy quick enough to make blocks? The answer to me is a resounding yes, because once he gets his hands on you it’s over. He locks on, doesn’t let go, and the end of a lot of plays for the opposition take place quite a few yards down-field. He’s athletic enough to get out on screens, but he’s the guy that when you get in there foot-to-foot, if it’s 3rd and 1, run your back up in there, and you just got at least four yards. The reason I want the OU to go get this guy is that you can’t stop him from creating movement up front. Leave that pretty boy stuff at the door. This kid is legit.

Recruiting Notes: As I mentioned above, Bedenbaugh has been in regular contact with Tyler since his sophomore year in high school. An Oklahoma offer has not yet been extended, but Tyler recently worked out at the OU satellite camp in Texas and hopefully did enough to impress the coaches. Moore is also being courted by Coach Wickline at UT. And we get the impression those two schools would be among his favorites if they offered.


  • Dana Rogers

    High praise indeed JY. As to the OL and leaving the pretty boy stuff in the mirror – Oh yeah!

    • http://www.TheFootballBrainiacs.com/ JY

      Yeah, no pretty allowed on the inside.

  • Zack

    Man do any of the other linemen on his team break 250? Or is he just that massive?

    • http://www.TheFootballBrainiacs.com/ JY

      I think he’s just that massive. 6’4″ 335 is nothing to sniff at.

      • Zack

        Since texas offered this kid yesterday do you think we will offer soon?

        • http://www.TheFootballBrainiacs.com/ JY

          I’m hopeful. He’s in constant contact with Coach B, and he likes OU. The fact he didn’t commit on the spot to UT is a big deal.

    • s.m.

      They avg. 6’3 290# on the OL.

      • Zack

        He makes them look 5’9 and 230.

        • s.m.

          LOL…He’s definitely ALL there.

  • Ed Cotter

    Lord, that young man is a monster. Hulk indeed. He just dominates the guy opposite him. Great write up JY, thanks.

    • http://www.TheFootballBrainiacs.com/ JY

      Yes sir. Thanks for reading!

  • ToatsMcGoats

    Nice write up, JY! I always look forward to your evals.

    • http://www.TheFootballBrainiacs.com/ JY

      Thanks for being one of our original readers!

      • ToatsMcGoats

        I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the quality work you all do here. I’m a lifer!

  • WilliamJack

    Love the write up and the perspective. When I watched the film on him on a post on this site the other day I was IMPRESSED to say the least. Thanks for more info on this young man. I hope he wears the Crimson and Cream!!

    • http://www.TheFootballBrainiacs.com/ JY

      thanks again!

  • J.K. Abbott

    Sweet. North Shore runs GT, Counter Boot and straight up waggle. The waggle has almost become extinct. They even pull Tyler on their waggle. Running the waggle and Counter Boot off the GT is like stealing.

    • Boom

      agreed, don’t see the waggle much and always loved the c boot. As we watch the evolution of the OL it starting to remind me of the Dallas Cowboys of the early 90s. Nasty, big, cocky, & played as a unit. Saw a show the other night on them and it was great. Guys like Tyler could be the road grader foundation of the future. Josh, hope you are here to be a part of one of the best Olines in college football history.

  • Zack

    Maybe josh wariboko read your write up

    • http://batman-news.com Mr. Jones

      Maybe feeling some pressure?

      • Zack

        Maybe not this followed the other tweet

        • Jordan Esco

          I don’t have any issue w/ the young man making whatever decision he feels is best for him (and/or his brother), but if he’s going to continue doing stuff like this that level of respect will quickly disappear.

          • Zack

            I agree I think stoops needs to get involved and say something or pull his offer if he’s going to jack around. It’s one thing for a guy like Humphrey to be upfront sort of it’s not like he was making demands for his brother who I think will be a freshman in HS. Or since your on twitter you see the kids all the time and mixon was one of them who would tweet all the schools he listed as his favorites and gave them shout outs.

          • Gary Robbins

            I don’t think Stoops would stoop to that level (pun intended). It may be time to move on. Have you noticed OU’s last 2 ol offers. Zach Robertson,6-4/308 out of Bellflower, Ca. and Cody Ford, 6-4/320 out of Pineville,La. all in the last week. If you add JY’s latest write up that’s some serious size. (Tyler Moore 6-4/335) – may need to enlarge our cafeteria. Hope OU offers Mr. Moore. I believe OU has moved on-evidently Josh Wariboko can’t let it go.

          • Steve Cooke

            Joey Helmer seems to think Cody Ford will flip from tcu to OU.

          • Zack

            Man we must really like tcu’s commits. We already got mbanasor from them and I think most predict we will flip breylin Mitchell.

          • http://www.TheFootballBrainiacs.com/ JY

            Coach patterson is a guy who will offer regardless of what other schools do. Some coaches need validation in seeing other schools offer, but Coach P is someone who believes in what he sees and trusts it.

          • Steve Cooke

            @Cody_Ford74: Just offered by THE Oklahoma Sooners! #13 #BoomerSooner

          • Gary Robbins

            Man I sure hope so. I would like to see J. Barnett pull that trigger . I think Barnett would be a very big commit in every way.

          • http://batman-news.com Mr. Jones

            We’ve already flipped and A&M and TCU commit. Might as well add Baylor to that list with Humphrey while we’re at it.

          • http://www.TheFootballBrainiacs.com/ JY

            I’ll get on writeups for Zach and Cody here pretty soon.

          • Gary Robbins

            Thanks for everything you do on this site-looking forward to your write ups.

          • DrZemus

            Interesting, I live in Pineville.

          • http://batman-news.com Mr. Jones

            I’m all for playing to the crowd and having fun (i.e. the first tweet), but I don’t understand why kids aren’t wise enough to leave it at that.

          • Zack

            They are kids after all but I agree if you’re making jokes about it then I would say you’re not seriously considering ou in which case put out a top 5 and show people what you think. Although I think bedenbaugh has moved on and isn’t hung up worrying about this situation at all.

          • http://batman-news.com Mr. Jones

            I agree and that’s what I have to remind myself. I’m just always impressed when a 17-18 year old kid shows maturity through how they handle social media.

          • rphdenton

            I’m twitter ignorant……..what is he saying……..thxs

          • Zack

            He first acted like he was giving a shout out to the ou fans. And then like 5 minutes later said sike. Like he’s 5.

          • rphdenton

            that’s what I’m asking………translation for sike…..thxs

          • J.K. Abbott
          • http://www.creditbrite.com Clint Lenard

            Or 80′s, which is when that term came out ;-)

          • J.K. Abbott
          • J.K. Abbott

            Jordan you’ve a good read one this situation since the OLineman from Lancaster committed and even before hand when posters have asked where OU stood with Josh since he de committed. You may be spot on with your thinking. His series of tweets seem bitter and vindictive towards OU. I figured OU would keep a spot for him but you may be right that they have moved on.

          • http://www.creditbrite.com Clint Lenard

            I may have missed other tweets, but with this tweet – I don’t see how this is much different than Courtney Garnett last year. Dude is 17 or so and messing with fans.

        • Dagr612

          Hmm…It seems he deleted the tweet. It also seems to run counter to everything else in his timeline. It’s possible he got hacked. But if he did send this out, then who needs him. I guess Wariboko thinks we need him more than he needs us, when we’re top of the list as “O-line U.”

          • Zack

            That and this kid from north shore along with the 2 Gary mentioned below are equal or bigger than wariboko. So it’s not like he’s the only guard in the country.

    • BigJoeBrown
    • Stephen

      This tweet has been taken down. Not too impressed with how he’s treating a school that’s paying for his college education. I would love a full ride or even half that, and to be so irresponsible with your opportunity says a lot about his character. Not a Sooner, in my opinion.

      • J.K. Abbott

        :”not impressed with how he’s treating a college that’s paying for his education” Huh?? Am I missing something?

        • Stephen

          Referring to his potential scholarship, should he accept it.

      • rphdenton

        ………he’s a recruit still in hs

      • Zack

        The school is trying to pay for his education I just think he’s trying to ruffle some feathers. I think he wants ou to offer his brother but if he likes ucla better then he should probably go there.

  • BigJoeBrown

    WOW…I just can’t get past how huge kids are it seems now days. Seriously, 6’4, 335 and the kid will be a Senior? That is straight up crazy.

    I admit when I watch some of these videos you guy’s play first I check out the player and see their serious talent and then I can’t help but look at the guy’s across from them getting drilled and then have a sense of pity for those guy’s.

    I remember when I played, I had to line up against a few guys who went D-1, and yes you are confident and play your heart out….. but at the same time you are expecting to get a beatdown.

  • disqus_uj44WuVjt2

    He always gets his man!!!

  • Fear The Magic

    Great write up as usual JY. The only thing that worries me is that eventually coaches from other schools will start using TFB as a scouting service ( its that good ). Yes, I know…Im paranoid. Hopefully we can keep you guys as OUr little secret.

  • EasTex

    HULK SMASH!
    Love his style.

  • Josh

    Well done as usual JY! Think the coach doing the hudl highlights could have saved himself some time and skipped the circle animations, cant miss that sizable young lad lol!

    • http://www.TheFootballBrainiacs.com/ JY

      Hes a stud for sure!

  • Kody K.

    Big shout out to my MSSU alum–JY. Great write up again. This Moore kid is a Mack truck on two legs. Don’t understand the reluctance to offer on this one. TFB–official pro bono Sooner football recruiting consultation firm. Stoops should allocate a little of that five million dollar salary your direction.

    • http://www.TheFootballBrainiacs.com/ JY

      Hey we wouldn’t turn it down haha! Thanks for the Moso reference. If we ever do hit it big, maybe we could have a big party down by the falls or the rope swing! Crazy times in J-Town!

      • Kody K.

        Right on brother!

  • http://batman-news.com Mr. Jones

    While we’re on the topic of linemen, what’s the overall feeling on Barnett? His recruitment has been so quiet it’s hard to get a read on him. Thoughts?

  • s.m.

    http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=10970422 …video from the Nike Camp in April.