Michigan 2022 Signer Derrick Moore named MVP of Under Armor All-American Game
Michigan’s football program looks to be doing well in 2022, four-star defender Derrick Moore.
The Baltimore St. Frances Academy senior shone against some of the best talent in the country on Sunday afternoon, picking up two sacks while taking away another one over a defensive hold call at the Under Armor All-American game in Orlando, Fla. For multiple quarterback pressures and was named the game’s MVP.
Check out one of his sacks here.
The recruit ranked 79th nationwide by 247Sports’ Composite, Moore dedicated his performance to his late St. Frances teammate Aaron Wilson, who died of cancer in April.
“I actually play for him out here,” said Moore in a post-game interview with ESPN. “I don’t play for myself. I play for him and the Wilson family and carry on his legacy. “
The 6-foot-4,250-pound Moore said he was honored to receive the MVP award for the high school all-star game that featured dozen of the nation’s best recruits. Moore also had an excellent senior season, ending with 55 tackles and 12 sacks for St. Frances.
“It’s a great moment,” he said. “I just went out there and played my heart out and played for ‘No. 8 ′ (Wilson) today. “
With the Wolverines potentially losing their top two pass rushers of the season to Senior Aidan Hutchinson, Heisman Trophy runner-up and Redshirt runner-up David Ojabo, Moore could potentially see the field early in his career in Michigan.
The standout defensive end was one of four Michigan signatories in the All-American game, along with five-star cornerback Grosse Pointe South, Will Johnson, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy four-star safety Keon Sabb and Ponchatoula (La.) Three-star receiver Amorion Walker.
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Moore, Johnson, who had two tackles on Sunday, and Sabb are Michigan’s three top-ranked recruits in the team class and are all nationwide top 100 candidates.
The four All-American game participants are Early Enrolles and will begin their classes in Ann Arbor this week.
The Wolverines inked 22 high school graduates during the early signing phase last month. Her class ranks 9th in the country and 3rd in the Big Ten.
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