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Battle for five-star Khavon Moore shaping up as an SEC tussle

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Khavon Moore
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Throughout his recruitment, five-star forward Khavon Moore has been very active getting out to see different schools on unofficial visits. It started with the schools located closest to his Macon, Ga., home,, but he’s also ventured out a little bit nationally to see schools outside the region.

Most recently, he visited UCLA and USC while in Los Angeles for an Under Armour event. After those stops, he made his first visit to Alabama followed by a trip to Georgia, a school he has been to multiple times. Before the end of June, he’s hoping to make a quick trip out to UNLV.

Along with all those schools, the five-star small forward has Florida, Florida State, NC State, Oklahoma, Providence and Texas A&M involved in his recruitment.

IN HIS OWN WORDS

Moore discussed his recent visits, his interest in Florida, and UNLV getting involved lately.

Alabama: “I had a good time there. I went over to talk to Coach Avery [Johnson]. He’s a good guy. He talked to me about how they would use me.”

Florida: “I like Florida. The coaches there are cool. They talk about how they will lose guards this year and said I could come in and help them there as like a point guard.”

Georgia: “I’ve been there more than anywhere else now. It’s probably been like 10 times. The coaches are really cool there. I like them a lot.”

UNLV: “They’ve been on me for a couple months now. I talk to them a good bit. I’m probably going to visit them soon.”

WHAT'S NEXT

The only visit Moore is hoping to make before the end of the month is a trip to Las Vegas to see the Runnin’ Rebels. During July, Moore will likely be back with the Atlanta Xpress competing in the Under Armour Finals. At the end of the summer, he plans to cut down his list to a smaller number and work towards making a decision at some point during his senior year.

RIVALS REACTION

Despite having schools from all over the country involved in his recruitment, it’s still probably a safe bet that Moore stays somewhere in the region for college. Alabama has recruited very well under Johnson, and adding Yasir Rosemond to his staff last month gives him somebody with strong ties in the Peach State that could help with Moore. Mike White and the Florida staff are selling Moore on putting the ball in his hands, which is exactly what he wants to hear. Georgia has had Moore on campus more than any other school, so it’s hard to count the Bulldogs out. At the end of the day, this could become an SEC battle.

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