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Illinois Football Recruiting: Kendall Moore and Simeon Win School’s First Prep Bowl


2013 offensive tackle Kendall Moore helped Simeon High School win their first Prep Bowl over Brother Rice High School, 14-12. The Prep Bowl is an annual contest played between the Chicago Catholic League and the Chicago Public League. It is played at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois.

The Wolverines and the Crusaders played a tough game, but needed overtime after being tied 6-6 at the end of regulation. Simeon scored their only touchdown of regulation after Moore recovered a Elcee Burke fumble in the end zone for a touchdown with 25 seconds remaining in the third quarter.

The Simeon offensive line tried their best to block for quarterback Elcee Burke, but Burke struggled through most of the game.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Burke said “I was struggling with the [windy] conditions, but my teammates kept telling me to hang in there because they had my back. Being a senior, I didn’t want to be the one that caused us not to win the game and I’m glad we got it done.”

Burke did just that and scored the go-ahead touchdown in the overtime period. Moore and the offensive line helped out in the overtime period as they helped Burke get the score and Darnell Cockrell get the two-point conversion run to take a 14-6 lead.

Brother Rice matched Simeon with a score from quarterback Matt Page, but could not convert the two-point conversion.

Kendall Moore is a three-star recruit. He is ranked 30th in the state of Illinois and 115th in the entire nation among offensive tackles by 247Sports. He also has a scout grade of 76 on ESPN and they say his biggest trait is space blocking. Moore currently has offers from eight NCAA Division I schools (three from the Big Ten).

Illinois is the current front-runner for Moore, but his Top 3 also consists of Iowa State and Purdue.

Editor’s note: Simeon High School also has Illinois commit Reggie Spearman on their team.

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