The blue turf awaits 2014 quarterback Colby Moore (Springtown, Texas/Springtown)
After Friday’s game against Mineral Wells, Texas, Moore said will prepare for a visit to Boise State on Saturday. He will take in the Broncos’ home game against San Diego State and also look to get a feel for the campus environment.
While he’s looking at the visit as a chance to get to know the coaches and check out the football team, Moore also is looking at the visit as the ultimate reward for working as hard as he can. He’s yet to pick up an FBS offer, but his steady improvements are getting him closer and closer to his ultimate goal, which is playing for a respected college football program.
“My hard work in the weight room has paid off,” said Moore, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound quarterback who now bench presses 275 pounds and squats 530. “Being bigger and stronger is allowing me to stay in the pocket longer to make throws, and it’s giving me confidence to take off running when I need to make something happen.”
Moore has shown himself to be a solid dual-threat option for Springtown. He has passed for 1,301 yards and 16 touchdowns, and he has rushed 76 times for 473 yards and five touchdowns for a Springtown team in the hunt for a district championship.
How Moore has improved most, in his opinion, is mentally. He feels his decision-making has been better the latter half of the season than in the beginning.
“In the big picture,” he said, “I’ve learned a lot about perseverance, determination and leaning on God for guidance.”
Moore said his trip to Boise, Idaho, will be one for fun, but he’s also looking at the weekend as a business trip. Boise State may or may not be where he signs next year, but being in the environment will give him an idea of what to expect.
Not to mention, he’ll have a chance to see one of college football’s most talked-about football facilities, Bronco Stadium.
“I guess I’ll see what the blue turf is all about,” he said. “I can’t wait.”