Alabama 4-Star defensive back commit, Malachi Moore, has turned his attention to helping the Hewitt Trussville Huskies have a successful season after spending the summer competing in 7v7 action with Southern Express and going to national camps.
Moore is one of Alabama’s eight 2020 in-state commits. The Hewitt-Trussville product will help anchor an impressive Hewitt-Trussville defense, which includes 4-Star LSU defensive tackle commit, Eric Taylor. This past offseason has helped Moore gain some maturity as he is going into his senior season focused on goals that are bigger than himself.
“I am not really worried about personal goals this year,” Moore said. “If I do my job and work hard, those will come. I just want a ring.”
The Huskies finished last season with a 7-3 record. They were eliminated from the AHSAA 7-A playoffs in the second round by Thompson High School. A solid defense will be vital to the Huskies success this season and Moore knows they will depend on his aggressive pass coverage skills, which is why Moore made it a priority to play in 7v7 action with Southern Express.
Moore said he feels playing 7v7 helped him with his footwork this off-season.
“You do not have pads on, so you have to be better with your feet and stay in front of the player,” Moore told Touchdown Alabama in March.
The 4-Star defensive back was also one of the three Alabama commits, who participated in the 2019 Nike Opening Finals. Moore tested out in the top percentile with a rating number of 111.09. The Trussville native ran a 4.59 in the 40 and a 4.25 in the shuttle run. Moore also jumped 36.6 inches in the vertical jump.
“My favorite part was competing against the best of the best and learning how to impact others through football and my platform,” Moore said.
Hewitt-Trussville will kick off their season at home against Pinson Valley High School and 5-Star athlete and Alabama 2021 target, GaQuincy McKinstry. Kickoff set for 7 p.m. CST on Aug. 23.
A lot of opposing teams ran plays away from Moore during his junior season The senior defensive back hopes he will see more action this time around.
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Justin Smith is a Scouting/Recruiting analyst for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via @Jdsmith31Smith