OPC: Team Halton-Peel Underclassmen OL/DL Moore’s aggressive tenacity

The countdown begins to CanadaFootballChat.com Ontario Prospect Challenge on the May 1st weekend.  In the days leading up to OPC, CFC will preview the teams, coaches and players participating in the big event.

Donovan Moore has emerged as an aggressive presence on the gridiron.

“When I launch off this line, I feel unstoppable,” elaborated the 6’1, 210 pound lineman of his play.

Throughout his time with Thunder Bay Minor Football as well as Thunder Bay Knights, Moore has become passionate about being a two-way lineman.

“I enjoy the contact the position allows me,” explained the Ontario standout, who looks up to his father Jason and models his game to Houston Texans J.J. Watt.  “I like being seen as an imposing figure on the line.”

There is one memorable moment on the field that Moore considers the highlight of his career.

“I was tackling the running back, recovering the fumble and running for 15 yards,” reflected the lineman.

Next weekend in St. Catharines, Moore will have an opportunity to demonstrate his physical play on a bigger stage as he will take part in the Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC) as a member of Team Halton-Peel’s underclassmen squad.

“I tried out for OPC to expand my knowledge and growth in the sport,” offered the Team Halton-Peel lineman.  “I am looking forward to the challenge it will provide me.”

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Additionally, he is grateful for the opportunity to be instructed by an elite group of coaches during the OPC process.

“It was a whole new environment and it was great to see a different perspective on the game,” said Moore, whose highlight of the OPC tryout process was the TOP 100.  “It was a good challenge and a strive forward.”

As this will become the biggest event that he’s experienced so far in his gridiron career, Moore is not feeling any pressure that comes with playing the big game.

“I don’t see it as pressure,” commented the Team Halton-Peel lineman.  “I see it as momentum to play a great game.”

However, he has taken some steps to prepare for the May 2nd game against Team West.

“I have been doing Cross fit twice a week, competitively swim three times a week and practice with teammates whenever I can,” described Moore.

As Moore is not set to graduate until the 2019/2020 season, recruitment will not be the main focus for him during OPC.  The Team Halton-Peel lineman does have some main objectives he would like to accomplish at the event.

“My personal goal is to expand my experience and skills,” said Moore, who has future aspirations of pursuing studies in either software engineering or sciences.   “My team goal is to grow my football family.”

Another goal he would like to achieve beyond OPC is gain a starting position with his high school team.  For now though, Moore’s present focus in on the game against Team West and is anticipating a tremendous, memorable experience at OPC.

“I am looking forward to competing against large players and looking forward to great teamwork and new friends,” expressed Moore.

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