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August 8, 2012

Moore cleared by the NCAA

2012 Nebraska cornerback recruit Alonzo Moore was all smiles this morning.

The Winnfield (La.) native received a phone call from the Husker coaching staff informing him that he's been academically cleared by the NCAA.

"I will be up there either today or tomorrow," Moore told HuskerOnline.com. "The NCAA called Nebraska to let me know, then Nebraska called me to let me know that I was qualified and that I can come play Nebraska football."

Moore added that it was an emotional moment for him to receive the official word he can finally play college football.

"I came to tears for a minute because I had been patiently waiting," Moore said. "Everything has worked out now. That was probably the most exciting moment in my life that I can go and play football, which is something I love and for the team I want to play for.'

The question now is will Moore be able to join the Huskers in fall camp? The answer to that question right now is no. The Huskers currently sit at 105 on their camp roster, so the only way Moore can join NU in camp is if somebody were to go down with an injury to free up a roster spot.

Typically though by the end of the first week of camp, you are going to see at least one player get sidelined with a minor bump or bruise. In the meantime Moore said he's been working out on his own as much as he can back in Louisiana.

His current weight right now is at 193 pounds, which is much bigger than he weighed a year ago at this time.

"I think I am going to join them in camp," Moore said. "I am going to get to Lincoln the quickest way I can.

"I've been working out and working out at my school. I just go to local football fields and workout too. I go to this fitness room and also work out a lot."

As for the status of linebacker Jared Afalava, he told HuskerOnline.com on Wednesday that he still hasn't received word from the NCAA.

Potential Auburn safety transfer Jonathan Rose also remains on the radar for the Huskers. Rose's father Charles Rose said the family still would like to have a decision made by this week.

"It's probably looking like it's going to be the end of the week now," Charles Rose said.


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