Garden City JUCO QB David Moore signs to Central Michigan
Central Michigan has added its third quarterback in the last nine days.
On Dec. 20, Garden City Community College quarterback David Moore committed to join the Chippewas. He signed immediately after making the decision.
Moore joins Houston graduate transfer Quinten Dormandy and 2019 three-star Daniel Richardson as recent additions to the offense.
"I spoke with coach (Jim) McElwain, and he's really fired up about me," Moore said. "I got two years. This is my last shot at it. I wanted to pick the right place where I can play for these last two years."
Moore will be a redshirt junior in 2019 and has immediate eligibility.
Now that he's locked in with the Chippewas, the quarterback has switched his focus to winning the starting quarterback job.
"I'm going to get the job, start these next two years, get some wins on the board and put some big stats up," Moore said of his plans. "(CMU) understands the type of talent I have. Hopefully I'll get the nod to lead us out week one."
Before picking the Chippewas, the 6-foot-2, 200-pound signal caller had other offers from Texas State, Albany, Northern Iowa, Southern Illinois, Eastern Michigan and East Tennessee State.
Moore said he wouldn't have signed with CMU if it wasn't for McElwain.
"With his background and pedigree with quarterbacks, I feel like this is a great opportunity," Moore said. "I probably would've went somewhere else. Coach Mac is a big deal, for sure."
In the 2018 season for the Broncbusters, Moore threw for 837 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions. He registered a 200-yard performance in a 44-14 win against Iowa Central Community College on Oct. 6.
"I want to get back to taking deep shots and using my legs a little more," he added. "I'm going to be able to fit really well into coach Mac's offense. I feel like I'm a great pocket passer and rhythm thrower."
Acknowledging he's not on the same level as him, Moore compares his play style to Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. He hopes to become just like him.
"He has a great deep ball but can also get out and run," Moore said of Watson. "I'm not a runner by any means, but I can definitely be explosive in that area. Just the development part of things with coach Mac is where I'll maximize my potential."
Moore graduated from Garden City CC in December. He was a former three-star prospect in the 2016 class from Milton High School in Georgia. The quarterback spent the 2016-17 seasons at Memphis.
CMU's quarterback room for 2019 consists of Dormandy, Moore, Richardson, Tommy Lazzaro, Austin Hergott, George Pearson and walk-on Ben Maleszyk.