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Michigan football freshman receiver feels “more explosive” after enrolling early

Freshman receiver Fredrick Moore is feeling stronger and faster than ever after spring football and is ready to compete for a starting job.



Michigan football freshman receiver Fredrick Moore
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After losing receivers Ronnie Bell, AJ Henning, and Andrel Anthony this offseason, Michigan football will need younger players to step up in 2023. One young receiver enrolled early in 2023 and hopes to compete for a starting spot in his first year as a Wolverine. Recently, Michigan football freshman receiver Fredrick Moore spoke to 247 Sports about how he feels ahead of the 2023 season after enrolling early.

Michigan football freshman receiver Fredrick Moore discusses early enrollment with 247

As a recruit, Moore was a composite three-star prospect and was ranked the No. 13 recruit in Missouri. After his senior season in high school, Fredrick Moore graduated and enrolled early to compete in the Michigan football spring program.

In this year’s Michigan football spring game, Moore racked up four receptions for 62 yards, showing Wolverine fans flashes of elite potential for the regular season. Recently, Moore was interviewed by 247 Sports and discussed how enrolling early has helped him develop ahead of the 2023 season.

Moore told 247, “Coming in early had the advantage of getting into the speed of the game, then learning the plays early. I feel like my six months really prepared me to know the playbook, get the tempo of the game and learn different coverages.”

When asked about his first-year expectations, Moore said, “I’m for sure going to do special teams. Even though I just started practicing at punt returns, the special teams’ coaches are hollering at me about that. I plan on getting on special teams…”

Early training has Moore feeling “more explosive” than he was in high school

When Moore was asked about how his current speed compares to his speed in high school, he said, “I feel like I’m more explosive. Because I feel like I didn’t really know the ins and outs. I ran track, I was pretty good at track — running a 48 in a 400 and a 10.8 in a 100 — so I feel like I got faster, but also more explosive. Getting in and out of my breaks has gotten easier.”

In addition to getting faster, Moore is getting stronger than ever before. Moore said, “I feel the six months preparing me are a general, overall great way to gain strength. …In high school, I didn’t really lift weights, so it was building my body, getting bigger, the speed of the game, getting my agility right, and knowing different coverages and what I gotta do.”

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