High School Sports

Harrison Central standout latest to land UTSA offer

 Harrison Central running back Keon Moore has been offered by Texas-San Antonio.
TIM ISBELL/SUN HERALD Harrison Central running back Keon Moore has been offered by Texas-San Antonio.

College recruiters have been regularly sighted at schools across South Mississippi.

Harrison Central's Keon Moore was the latest Coast standout to land his first scholarship offer.

On Wednesday, the rising junior was offered by Texas-San Antonio, a regular across the Coast after hiring former LSU assistant Frank Wilson.

"Keon is a kid who is real versatile. He can play linebacker or running back," Harrison Central coach Casey Cain said. "He rushed for 1,000 yards as a sophomore. He was a solid player."

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound running back had an impressive first season under Cain, rushing for 1,016 yards and six touchdowns. Three times he eclipsed the 100-yard mark, against Moss Point (186), Biloxi (114) and St. Martin (105). He also showed an ability to catch passes out of the backfield, pulling in 10 receptions for 70 yards.

Although the Roadrunners are the first to officially offer Moore, Cain expects more schools to take interest in the up and coming Red Rebel.

"He has gotten bigger during the offseason," Cain said. "He's just a good looking kid. People are seeing a lot of potential in him."

UTSA roundup

Moore is one of eight South Mississippi products with public UTSA offers. In the 2017 class, UTSA has offered St. Stanislaus quarterback Myles Brennan and tight ends Darius Pittman, as well as Pascagoula lineman James Jackson, Ocean Springs receiver Austin Williams and Biloxi receiver Tim Jones.

UTSA has also offered St. Martin's rising sophomore linebacker Dante Starks.

Jackson and Williams are committed to Mississippi State. Brennan is a LSU pledge. Rogers committed to Tennessee in March.

More offers

In total, 18 Coast football standouts hold at least one offer from a four-year school. Lineman Jacob Shoemaker (Louisiana-Monroe, Central Arkansas, Southeastern Louisiana and Nicholls State) and quarterback Tavis Williams (Jackson State, South Alabama, Louisiana-Lafayette and SELA) are HCHS rising seniors with offers.