The X-factor for Rummel’s run to the LHSAA semifinals roams the gridiron on Sundays for the New Orleans Saints.
An offseason workout with Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore has paid major dividends for wide receiver Koy Moore.
The 6-foot-1, 170-pound Class of 2020 prospect, who is committed to USC, can help Rummel reach the state finals by defeating Catholic on Nov. 23.
Moore worked out with Lattimore and former Saint Arthur Maulet because of his brother Corey, who is a trainer.
Moore had an awesome time going up against the pros and picking their brains.
“That’s pretty cool to go one-on-one against people that are on TV,” Moore said to NOLA.com. “Everybody doesn’t have that chance, but I’m blessed to.”
Moore increased his workload in the weight room over the offseason and it immediately made a big impact on the field.
“There’s times I actually got to tell Koy, ‘Koy! You’re working out too much,”‘ Rummel coach Jay Roth said to NOLA.com. “He’s that kind of kid that he will leave Rummel and go do another workout somewhere else.Often, you gotta tell him, ‘Hey man! Your body needs to rest and recover sometimes.’ But he is that driven that he will do things like that.”
Maulet sees unlimited potential for Moore.
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“The sky is the limit for that kid,” Maulet said to NOLA.com. “He’s quick, great hands, he works hard, he’s gonna try to get extra yards, and he has that grit to his game. That’s what I love about him.”
Maulet and Lattimore both emphasized that Moore should strive to be the best player he can be regardless of how many targets come his way.
Moore was out for a few games early in the season due to injury and finished with 467 receiving yards and two touchdowns in the regular season.
“Here’s a kid who’s a big-time football player, never once has he come and said, ‘Coach, give me the ball more. Coach, I need more touches,” Roth said to NOLA.com. “He has never once tried to come back too early from an injury or push(ed) himself to where it’s detrimental to himself or the team. He’s a team-first player.”
Moore makes the most of the chances he gets, either in receiving, rushing or kickoff returns.
Moore chose USC while holding offers from SEC teams LSU and Florida, among many more options.
Moore attracted the eye of recruits even though he missed his freshman season due to transfer rules and a portion of his sophomore campaign due to injury.
It’s all coming together for Moore as Rummel is two wins away from a state championship.
“Hard work pays off,” Maulet said to NOLA.com. “So he’s going to lean on this hard work, and it’s paying off for him now.”