A recurring series where we will profile every player and coach on Maryland’s roster, counting down to kick-off against Miami. Thanks to OBNUG for the idea.
Today we profile the likely starter at fullback for this season.
Rahsaan Moore, Freshman (RS), Fullback
Ratings: Three stars by Rivals; two stars, #13 FB by Scout; three stars, #102 FB by ESPN
40-yard dash time: 4.59
High School Stats (Senior Year): 74 carries for 461 yards and 15 touchdowns, two receptions for 27 yards, 37 tackles (23 solo), 10 tackles for a loss, one sack, and one interception
High School: Wise High School (District Heights, Md.)
How’d He Get To College Park?
Called by his high school coach as the best player on one of the best defenses in Maryland (one that included fellow Terp Titus Till), Rahsaan Moore was a top-tier defensive end at Wise. Recruited by New Mexico and then a host of FCS schools, Maryland was the biggest school to offer Moore a scholarship, and he was brought to College Park by James Franklin.
No one has ever doubted Moore’s skill, but what held him back from some bigger offers was his lack of elite defensive end or even fullback size. He was previously a tight end in high school, but really lacked the size needed there, so switched to fullback to gain some FBS interest. It worked, as Maryland offered him a scholly.
Moore was honorable mention All-Met as a junior and honorable mention All-State following his senior year. Wise made the state championship game his senior year.
More after the jump.
Rahsaan “Roland Kirk” Moore
Entering camp as the favorite to start at fullback.
The pickup of Tyler Cierski.
Arbitrary Top Five List:
Recent recruits from Wise:
1. Titus Till – Maryland
2. Giovani Francois – FIU
3. Rahsaan Moore – Maryland
4. DeAndre Smith – James Madison
5. Zach Pascal – James Madison
Moore holds off Cierski for the starting spot, scoring at least three touchdowns and clearing the way for D.J. Adams and Davin Meggett.
Moore loses the starting job to Cierski, serving as a backup.
Rahsaan Moore is the favorite to start at fullback, but that gap is closing rapidly. One of the main storylines of camp has been the battle between him and Tyler Cierski, the true freshman sensation from Georgia who may end up with the starting job.
The Terps lost both of their starting fullbacks from last year – Taylor Watson and Haroon Brown – as both decided not to return for a fifth year with the program. Randy Edsall has utilized the fullback often in his power game in the past, and it’s a position that will continue to be important for the success of Maryland’s running game this year. There are two solid options at halfback for the Terps, and now two solid options at fullback. Put those two together and you’ve got a successful game on the ground.
Our next player is one of two true freshmen on Maryland’s squad from the state of Delaware.
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