Weatherford Democrat

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February 10, 2008

Lewis-Moore bound for South Bend

When Kapron Lewis-Moore returned from his recent trip to South Bend, Ind., he was still committed to becoming a member of the Texas A&M; University football team, but the Notre Dame Fighting Irish had given him plenty to think about in the days leading up to National Signing Day.

After contemplating his decision and considering his options with his family and coaches, the Weatherford Kangaroos defensive end announced his decision to take his talents out of state to continue his academic and athletic careers at Notre Dame Wednesday.

“Basically, what changed my mind was I talked to my mom about the possibilities after college, and I’m not saying A&M; is a bad college, but I feel like at Notre Dame, I can succeed a little more, that’s no disrespect to A&M; at all,” Lewis-Moore said. “Deep down, I’ll still be an A&M; fan, especially when they play Texas.”

Weatherford head football coach Kenny Wheaton said Lewis-Moore was in a very unique position when it came to deciding where he wanted to go to college and added that he is looking forward to watching him grow as a person and a player at the next level.

“It’s a pretty prestigious university,” Wheaton said of Notre Dame. “Just to get in academically is quite an accomplishment and then to be recruited so highly by everybody and then for it to come down to him choosing that university, what a great place to go. Like I said, it’s pretty prestigious, academically, athletically, the tradition, the global connections that Notre Dame has, it will be pretty fun to watch him go through his career there.”

Lewis-Moore, who was recruited by numerous Division-I schools and was considered one of the top recruits in the state, said he thoroughly enjoyed his visit to the Notre Dame campus, which ultimately had an impact on his decision.

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