Moye Commits to Missouri

Gilbert Moye (KTRE News Photo)
Gilbert Moye (KTRE News Photo)

Gilbert Moye was given the title as a prized, potential blue chip prospect while a sophomore quarterback at Jasper High School back in 2004.

Hurricane Rita forced him to leave his home in Jasper in September of 2005, and the University Interscholastic League, the governing body of high school athletics in Texas, ruled against Moye competing on any varsity team after he transferred to Diboll High School.

He was forced to sit out a full academic school year before participating on any of Diboll's varsity sports programs.

Moye returned to the football field earlier this season in late September, which meant a lot of college football recruiters did not have much evidence of his abilities and his talent.

The word spread quickly about Moye's abilities and he has received eight scholarship offers, including five from Big 12 Conference football programs.

Over the weekend, Moye visited the Missouri Tigers program. According to, Moye verbally committed to Missouri.

February 7, 2007 is National Signing Day. That is the date in which high school football players can officially sign a national letter of intent to attend a respected college and compete for a college football program.