Central’s Moore signs to play football and soccer at Concordia
The options are open for Central High School’s Daniel Moore.
Tuesday, Moore signed his national letter of intent to play both football and soccer at Concordia University in Seward, Neb.
“I started thinking about what I wanted for my future and thought playing collegiate sports was something I wanted since I’ve played my whole life,” Moore said.
“Now it’s time to go out there, play and have a good time.”
Moore’s first recruitment with the Bulldogs was with the soccer program. He was then contacted by the football program.
“The football coach called me and said, ‘Would you like to play football?’ and I said ‘That’s a great idea, but I have soccer,’ ” Moore said. “He went and talked to the soccer coach, and they’ve had people play both, so I can do it.”
Moore said his priority will be soccer, and he’ll travel out of town for those games if there is a conflict.
Concordia is an NAIA school in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. Moore plans to study wildlife biology.
Moore’s senior year at Central was memorable. The all-Southwestern League defender in soccer made a game winning field goal against Durango in football.
“He was a confident kicker who wasn’t afraid to get in there,” Central football coach Vern McGee said.
Moore also runs track for the Warriors.
“It hit me that this is where it changes,” Moore said. “It’s gone by so fast, but now it feels good to go out and expand.”