Skyy Moore wasn’t heavily recruited out of Shady Side Academy. He wasn’t even viewed as a wide receiver by 247Sports, ranked as a low three-star cornerback by the recruiting site.
However, after three seasons with Western Michigan, Moore established himself as a legitimate NFL wide receiver prospect in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and he announced Tuesday via Twitter that he’s declaring for the 2022 NFL Draft.
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— 24 (@skyymoore24) January 4, 2022
“First I want to thank God for everything He has done for me throughout my life that has prepared me for this next step in my journey. None of this would be possible without Him.
“My time spent in Kalamazoo has been nothing short of amazing and that is because of my coaches, teammates, and Bronco Nation. A big shoutout to Coach Lester, Coach Harbaugh, and Coach Kenney for all their support, guidance and mentorship throughout my years at Western Michigan. The relationships I’ve created throughout my time here will last a lifetime, and for that I am grateful!
“Lastly, a huge thank you to my family and my entire support system. Their love and support has helped me grow into the man I am today.
“I am forever proud to be a Bronco. With that being said, I am excited to announce that I will be declaring for the 2022 NFL Draft.”
Moore converted to a wide receiver at Western Michigan, and despite being the 2,348th-ranked recruit in the class of 2019, he made an immediate impact on the Broncos’ offense.
As a true freshman in 2019, Moore caught 51 balls for 802 yards and three touchdowns. Despite a COVID-19 shortened 2020 season, he caught 25 balls for 388 yards and three touchdowns in just five games as a sophomore.
Moore broke out in 2021, leading Western Michigan with 94 receptions for 1,283 yards — good for 10th and 14th, respectively, in college football — and added 10 touchdown receptions. With a chance to get back at hometown Pitt, a school that did not offer Moore out of Shady Side, he recorded 124 yards and a touchdown on 11 receptions to hand the Panthers a shocking upset loss.
— #MACtion (@MACSports) November 24, 2021
While Moore’s decision to forego his seasons of college eligibility comes as somewhat of a surprise, it isn’t shocking with his quarterback, Kaleb Eleby, also declaring for the draft.
With a 5-foot-10, 195-pound frame, Moore isn’t the biggest wide receiver out there, but he has strong hands, sharp route running and excellent speed — racking up yards after catch. He could be a fast-rising prospect through his Pro Day and the NFL Combine in the months to come. The 2022 NFL Draft is set to begin Thursday, April 28 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Moore and Eleby’s departures are also good news for Pitt fans. The duo tortured the Panthers in Western Michigan’s upset win over Pitt at Heinz Field last fall, but won’t be on the roster when the Panthers visit Kalamazoo on Sept. 17,