2023 Season Countdown: #73 Fredrick Moore

2023 Season Countdown: #73 Fredrick Moore

July 17, 2023
Fredrick Moore (image via 247 Sports)

Name: Fredrick Moore
176 lbs.
High school: 
Saint Louis (MO) Cardinal Ritter
Wide receiver
Jersey number: 
Last year: 
Moore was a senior in high school (LINK). He made 67 catches for 1,504 yards and 24 touchdowns.
TTB Rating:

Moore was an extremely productive receiver for a state championship-winning team in 2022. His receiving numbers are pretty outstanding for a high school season, although those numbers did accumulate over a 14-game season since Cardinal Ritter went all the way through the championship game. Regardless, how often do you see high school receivers rack up 1,504 yards and 24 receiving touchdowns? Despite the gaudy numbers, Moore still only ranked as a 3-star, the #72 wide receiver, and #520 overall.

Moore is still very thin at 176 lbs., and most guys have a tough time getting on the field at that size. I still had a tough time ranking him, because he could be anywhere from not getting on the field to being Michigan’s starting punt returner. With A.J. Henning off to Northwestern (at least for now) and Ronnie Bell off to the NFL, Michigan needs a new punt returner. Moore is a consideration because of his success in the role in high school (he scored 7 punt/kick return touchdowns in high school). I have my doubts that Jim Harbaugh will trust a true freshman there, and when it comes to playing receiver, most freshmen just get a small dose of snaps, if that. I do think we will get a chance to see Moore on the field at least a little bit this fall so he can get his feet wet, because Michigan will need contributors in 2024, when Cornelius Johnson and possibly Roman Wilson could be gone to the NFL.

Prediction: Backup wide receiver and special teamer

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