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52 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Charmeachealle Moore

In which BracketCat counts down the 52nd day until kickoff with a profile of linebacker Charmeachealle Moore.

Expect Mike Moore to be on his toes this year as the starting strong-side linebacker.
Expect Mike Moore to be on his toes this year as the starting strong-side linebacker.
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#52 Charmeachealle Moore
True Junior
6-0 | 217
Dallas, Texas


Position: Linebacker

Previous College: None

Projection: Starter

Status: On Scholarship

Charmeachealle D. "Mike" Moore Jr. (b. Jan. 30, 1993) is a high-motor linebacker who saw time on special teams as a true freshman, was a significant contributor on special teams again in 2013 and played on passing downs.

Moore, who projects as our starting strong-side linebacker, was the only scholarship linebacker in K-State's 2011 recruiting class, but he's a very promising specimen who hails from the powerhouse Dallas Skyline program.

Linebacker wasn't a huge need in that class, so the coaches had the luxury of taking only the guy(s) they really wanted. They chose Moore. That should tell us something. So should these highlights. And these.

Luckily, our depth at the position allowed Moore time to grayshirt in 2011 and adapt to college. Moore went on to play as a true freshman in 2012. In 10 games, he tallied four tackles and forced a fumble.

Last year, Moore played in every game, totaling seven tackles, two sacks, a pass breakup and a forced fumble. He registered a season-high two tackles, a sack and a forced fumble against Michigan in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.

As a prep athlete, Moore collected 63 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, eight sacks, 21 hurries and a blocked field goal in 2010. He helped to lead the Raiders to a 9-3 overall record (7-0 in league play) that year.

A two-time all-district pick, Moore was named one of the top 100 players in Texas. He and high school teammate Marquel Bryant, a fellow resident of the KSU two-deep, were the first fruits of a renewed recruiting effort in Dallas.