Moore’s Future Plans

After telling a reporter on Friday that he would be returning for his senior season, UCLA junior safety Rahim Moore qualified those statements on Monday, saying that he would wait until the offseason to decide his future.
Moore, an All-American as a sophomore after leading the nation in interceptions, is rated No. 24 on ESPN analyst Mel Kiper’s Big Board.
“I was caught up in it,” Moore said of his comments after the Bruins’ 55-34 loss at Arizona State on Friday. “I’m not really worrying about next year. I’m loyal to the team. I don’t have any plans on leaving. I haven’t even discussed it with my family yet.
“I don’t know what my decision is going to be.”

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  • RC3UCLA

    Stay, Rahim! Though I do feel you have pro potential, I’ve got to say, both you and Akeem suffered noticeable lapses during the season. I for one see definite room for improvement…

  • JoJoBruin

    Dude, leave! The way you got juked by the ASU RB I’d rather see Dietrich Riley play alongside Tony Dye!

  • Coach Thom

    Rahim is certainly in a difficult position. There might not even be a NFL season in 2011. If he stays at UCLA, and if the team continues to stink up the Pac-12, his value will plummet further. If he opts for the draft, he will certainly drop down the list, much as Price did last year. If I were Rahim, I’d take the second route, make myself available for the draft, and then hope for the best. Either way, I wish him all the best.

  • Coach Thom

    Rahim is certainly in a difficult position. There might not even be a NFL season in 2011. If he stays at UCLA, and if the team continues to stink up the Pac-12, his value will plummet further. If he opts for the draft, he will certainly drop down the list, much as Price did last year. If I were Rahim, I’d take the second route, make myself available for the draft, and then hope for the best. Either way, I wish him all the best.

  • BRUINBEATCH

    JoJoBruin- Dude just because you have one doesnt mean you should act like one, cut this kid a break.Rahim we need you but do what is best for you!GO BRUINS!

  • BE REAL

    These high-draft eligible footballers are beginning to sound like criminal defense attorneys i.e. My client is innocent, the evidence will come out and exonerate him/her, this is a witch-hunt.

    So now we have the kids contending that they have not thought about turning pro, have not talked to their families about it, their team is like family to them, and “I have no idea if I will declare for the NFL.”

    As the English say, “Rubbish.” Kids these good have thought about playing in the NFL since they were young teenagers. And if it looks as if they have a chance of becoming an instant millionaire, they will say goodbye in a New York minute to ol’ SC, good ol’ ucla, or touchdown Jesus Notre Dame.

    Can’t say as I blame them; but spare me the hypocrisy.

    LAWYER JOHN

  • Anonymous

    Jojo ia an idiot,a running back with a full head of steam,who has a 12 yd headstart is a difficult play,rahim has had many td saving tackles this season,the question is why is the rb untouched,we have nothing on the dine,ot lb right now,rahim and Akeem is the only playmakers on d,but rahim will not throw his teamates under the bus like the hc.dye and Moore are 2nd and 3rx on the team in tckls,that’s too muck for safeties. Check the dlineman and see how many sacks,and tfls they have,if u the qb has all day to throw ,ala astate,it’s gonna be a London day for any secondary.

  • if it were me

    and i had the choice to go pro & make some $$$ or stay for one last year of school, risking a career ending injury before said-career has even begun and contracts have been signed, i’d have to say, i would go pro.

  • Anonymous2

    Rahim got beat in the endzone, for 1 TD. Then he and Dye missed a tackle for another TD. Then he and Dye were nowhere to be found anywhere near the middle of the field, that led to a 71 yard play and another TD. Then Rahim got juked by the running back AT THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE for another TD. I think these were all in the first half. And when has he saved any touchdowns, ran someone down, ever? And this is how he has played for 3 years. Last year 7 on his INT’s were overthrows that landed in his lap, just like Larry Brown in the SuperBowl. He’s slow, soft, out of position and can’t tackle. Riley and Hilliard are upgrades.

  • Anonymous

    I guess anonymous2 didn’t see a six foot 8 qb run untouched between halliard and Riley,I guarantee if Moore leaves the secondary will suffer,just like when alterraun left.Verner had a bad game against cal and all the fair weather bruin fans was saying he was too small and slow,now he’s a starter for the Tennessee titans.

  • Anonymous3

    If Rahim stays they will have to find an new position for him. Hilliard (correct spelling) will take his spot during they spring and fall. If want be Riley, Hilliard is faster, Stronger and can play just as physical.

  • Bruintx

    Love Rahim… but he needs to hang around for his senior year if he wants to maximize his NFL worth. Mel Kiper is on drugs if he thinks Rahim is a first round pick (or else this is the weakest college class in NFL history). Dont really see Akeem as an upper first round pick either. That seems a big stretch. I dont see him being double/triple teamed like Brian Price was and we all know Brian only went in the 2nd round. Hang around guys… you’ll be better off

  • Bruintx

    Anon3 = SC English major (obviously)

  • Anonymous

    I thought he was quitting football altogether, with the team being eliminated from bowl eligilibilty…

    He’s a good player. He’d go in the top 3 rounds of the draft and have a nice career.

  • Jimmy

    This talk about Rahim leaving early is just insane. He hasn’t done **** without ATV and BP. His tackling is horrible, he’s been beat so many times in coverage this year. He’s most known as a “Ball-hawk” but has 1 interception all year. ONE, UNO, 1!!!! It’s not teams are just avoiding him.