Kellen Moore's brother commits to Broncos

ccripe@idahostatesman.comSeptember 16, 2008 

Get ready for a Moore connection at Boise State.

Prosser (Wash.) High wide receiver Kirby Moore - the younger brother of Boise State freshman starting quarterback Kellen Moore - has given the Broncos an oral commitment, he said Monday night.

Moore, a high school senior, will join the Broncos next summer. He also visited and had scholarship offers from Washington, Washington State and Stanford, Kirby Moore said.

Kirby (6-foot-3, 205 pounds) committed Saturday while visiting for the Bowling Green game.

"I really wanted to play with my brother in college," Moore said. "I really thought I'd regret it if I didn't. Being down there at the games made me really want to do it."

Kirby, who played about a season and a half with his brother at Prosser, is on the verge of setting a national record for career touchdown catches (he has more than 60). He had 75 receptions for 1,313 yards and a state-record 29 touchdowns last season.

He hopes to work into the rotation at Boise State as a true freshman to maximize his time with his brother.

"Coach (Chris Petersen) says he's going to throw one of the true freshmen in the mix," Kirby said. " I'd love to be in there and I'm going to try to do everything I can. I'll go down there right at the start of summer."

Kirby said his brother never pressured him to become a Bronco.

"He already told me before that he was going to tell me what he would be thinking in my situation, but he wasn't going to push me anywhere," Kirby said. "He said he'd love to have me down there."

Kirby, like his brother, is known as a smart football player. Unlike his brother, he never played quarterback.

The brothers remain in contact every day.

"We've got kind of the same mindset," Kirby said. "We're really close. We talk a lot throughout most of the day, texting each other. I just can't wait to get down there and hang out with him and just make it feel like home."

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