4-Star defensive back and Alabama commit, Malachi Moore, had to expand his role in Hewitt-Trussville’s defense this season and he delivered in the Huskies’ season opener.
Moore made the switch to safety this season after playing cornerback for most of his career. The 4-Star recruit caught an interception and recovered a muffed punt in Hewitt-Trussville’s 40-33 win over Pinson Valley. Moore’s interception prevented a Pinson Valley Touchdown and his recovered muffed punt put the Huskies in position to take a lead late in the game.
The 2020 recruit said he has embraced playing the safety position because it gives him a chance to get a deeper meaning of the game.
“I like it because it makes me learn the defense and the game more,” Moore said. “At cornerback, I know my position I was out on an island. At safety, you have to know what the defensive line and linebackers are doing, so I can fit into the run game. I also have to know the empty checks to let everybody know what we are in.”
Alabama 4-Star DB commit, @malachi_moore13, on the pick. Really impressed with his growth at the safety position Also recovered a muffed punt in Hewitt-Trussville win. @TDAlabamaMag pic.twitter.com/8xqPC0lTeI
— Justin Smith (@Jdsmith31Smith) August 24, 2019
Alabama football would be proud to hear Moore is getting action all over the secondary, which allows him to be a versatile defensive back at the next level. The Tide should have Moore’s services in about five months as he does plan to enroll early and get on campus in January.
There are some spots where Moore and Hewitt-Trussville’s defense will need to improve at as they did have some defensive breakdowns in Friday’s game. It will be interesting to see how Moore grows in his last season as a Husky.
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Justin Smith is a Scouting/Recruiting analyst for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via @Jdsmith31Smith