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Titus Moore Has Big Athletic Week

 

 

What a week it was for FPD three-sport athlete Titus Moore athletically. Last Friday in the Middlebrooks Athletic Center Moore had his letter of intent signing ceremony to officially become part of the Samford University Track program following the completion of his senior year at FPD, and on Monday of this week he was named to Recruit Georgia’s 2017 Class-A Private All-State Team.

 

Moore, finished his senior football year third in all classifications in GHSA, and 55th in the nation according to Max Preps with 1,474 yards receiving. His offensive production was one of the main reasons why FPD’s offense was one of the top scoring offenses in the state this season.  He is the only member of the 2017 football team named to the Recruit Georgia Class-A Private All-State Football Team.

 

Last Friday in the MAC, Moore would sign his athletic scholarship offer to Samford University to join their track and field team and compete under one of the nation’s most respected and successful coaches in the NCAA Rod Tiffin. Moore, who battled through a hamstring injury most of his junior season, will enter into his senior track season with the opportunity to win several events at the state meet this spring.

 

He finished second last season narrowly missing out in 110 hurdles with a time of 14.63, and his 21 feet 7-inch-long jump was 3rd again just missing a chance at two state titles in his junior season. He also will be part of the 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 relay teams this spring which could mean he could close out his athletic career at FPD with four state titles.

 

“Titus has the potential to be one of the top hurdlers in the country this season,” said Samford Coach Rod Tiffin. “I think being healthy going in to the track season is the thing I am excited about the most. His injuries last year slowed down the progression of what we hope to be a sub 14-second hurdler.

 

According to Moore he will be competing in the 400 hurdles, 110 hurdles, long jump and 4 x 100 at Samford.

 

Due to NCAA Rules Moore will be ineligible to walk-on the Samford Football team his freshman year, but if he has a desire to play college football at Samford under Coach Hatcher he can walk-on entering into his sophomore year. This rule was implemented in 1975 as by-law 6-6 or as it was known then as the “Bear Bryant Rule”, which states a player cannot play football if he is under any kind of another athletic scholarship.