Sophomore safety Corey Moore has been one of the big surprises of fall camp with his improved play when defending the pass, and his interception against Aaron Murray in Wednesday's scrimmage has Moore on the verge of taking the next step in his development.
In an interview with Marc Weiszer of DogBytesOnline.com, Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham said that Moore is starting to become more of an all-around player instead of strictly a run stopper.
"I think Corey was one of the most improved guys from the scrimmage. He made some plays in coverage. He’s always been a physical player in the run game and that showed up (Wednesday). He’s a guy that has kind of gotten it and he’s working really hard."
With safety Bacari Rambo expected to face a suspension to begin the season, Grantham believes that the Bulldogs coaching staff will be able to lean on him without losing much in the secondary.
"Corey was one of the more productive guys, meaning guys you’re looking at to fill a role for you."
Moore is competing for playing time at safety with freshman Josh Harvey-Clemons and former walk-on Connor Norman for playing time