Ashburn, VA (Feb. 7, 2016) – Broad Run senior Chris Moore signed his National Letter of Intent (NLI) to play football for the University of Virginia beginning the 2016/2017 academic school year.
“I chose UVA because I felt it was a great fit for me, said Moore. Aside from football, UVA is an amazing school academically. I loved the town of Charlottesville and the people around it.”
Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia is currently ranked #26 in the U.S. News & World Report 2016 edition of Best Colleges in the Nation. UVA’s graduate programs include the highly ranked Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, Curry School of Education, School of Engineering and Applied Science, School of Law and School of Medicine. The beautiful grounds of UVA have always been admired for its unique Jeffersonian architecture, which includes the famous Rotunda. The American Institute of Architects called the rolling landscape and gorgeous buildings, “the proudest achievement of American architecture in the past 200 years.” Additionally, a Gallup survey examining the long-term success of college graduates across the country, University of Virginia alumni surpassed national averages in employment, engagement at work, well-being and attachment to their alma mater.
“The recruiting process was fun, but it was also very stressful at times. It was nice to receive offers and go on official visits, but it was a relief to commit.”
Moore’s head football coach will be Bronco Mendenhall. Mendenhall was named UVA’s head coach on Dec. 4, 2015 after serving as the head football coach at Brigham Young University. During his 11-year tenure at BYU, Mendenhall compiled an overall record of 99-43, ranks 13th in winning percentage (.697) among all active coaches with at least 5-years of experience, and 10th among those with 10-years of experience.
“My goals going into UVA are similar as many other other scholarship athlete’s, which is to start or just play their first year, said Moore, but I’m going to be patient and wait for my opportunity and make the most of it.”
The First Team All-State and All-Loudoun defensive back has played football for 8 years. When asked about one of his fondest football memories during that time, he shared, “my sophomore year, playing for Broad Run when we upset Stone Bridge in the playoffs.”
“I am thankful for my Mom, my family and friends for all their support. I’m also thankful for anyone who thought or told me I couldn’t play at the next level.”
Asked what advice he’d give others on pursuing their dream, Moore shared, “work as hard as you possibly can towards your goals. My freshman year I was cut from varsity, but I came back my sophomore year and started. You can’t succeed without failing.”
Please join us in wishing Chris Moore the very best in his success on the gridiron and in pursuit of a business degree from the University of Virginia.