Kailo Moore to Ole Miss: Rebels Land Top-Ranked Football Recruit

Tim KeeneyContributor IJanuary 11, 2013

Photo courtesy of 247Sports.com
Photo courtesy of 247Sports.com

The Ole Miss average 40-yard dash time just got a lot faster. 

That's because Kailo Moore, a 4-star running back out of West Bolivar High School in Rosedale, Miss., has committed to the Rebels, according to Ben Garrett of the Ole Miss Spirit:

Four-star RB Kailo Moore has committed to #OleMiss. Chose the Rebels over Mississippi State and Vanderbilt.

— Ben Garrett (@SpiritBen) January 11, 2013


Moore is a speedster in every definition of the word. 

According to 247Sports, which ranks him as the No. 77 prospect overall and eighth-best running back, the 5'10", 190-pound lightning bolt runs a 4.40 40. But if you watch him on the track, where he is considered a candidate to make the U.S. Olympic Team as a sprinter, it's not hard to imagine him not having the ability to absolutely smoke that time.

He's pretty good on the gridiron, too.

As a sophomore, Moore rushed for nearly 2,300 yards and racked up 32 total touchdowns. Last year, he rushed for another 1,470 yards, found the end zone 19 times and even threw for a 25-yard score. As a senior, he was just as dominant as he was selected to play in the Semper Fi game and continued to climb the prospect rankings. 

And if you think Moore is just going to serve as home-run threat incapable of carrying a full load at running back, it's time to think again.

He may be undersized, but Moore has proven to be durable and has spent his high-school days working out of a power-running scheme. He has good vision, hits the holes with a purpose and is difficult to bring down because he stays so low to the ground.

While Moore may need time in a collegiate gym before he makes a real impact, it wouldn't be surprising to see him as a three-down back in the future. 

One thing, however, is certain. Moore, who decommitted from Mississippi State back in December, assuredly has his future coaches and teammates celebrating with this decision.