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WPIAL Profiles: Woodland Hills 2026 LB Zykir Moore

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WPIAL linebacker Zykir Moore

Zykir Moore — Woodland Hills

Primary Position(s): Linebacker

Class: 2026

Heigh: 6-foot-2 Weight: 210 pounds

Sophomore Stats: 99 tackles | 15 TFL | 2 FF | 1 INT

X: @MooreZykir

Q&A

Other sports? Basketball and track.

Favorite hobby outside of football? I like to go hoop with my friends.

Favorite type of song, music or artist to get you ready for a game? Slide by FBG Duck.

Pregame routines/superstitions? I don’t eat before games.

Favorite NFL player to watch? Roquan Smith.

Something people don’t know about you that they would be surprised to know? I’m a big family guy. I have 12 brothers and sisters.

Favorite high school football moment so far? Heat acclimation camp.

Biggest mentor and why? My dad because he played at Pitt.

Describe yourself on the field? I like to bring physicality, leadership and effort.

What are your goals this offseason? Been working on my speed and hand placement.

Offers? Syracuse, UConn, Albany, Akron, Miami (Oh.), New Hampshire and UMass.

Visit schedule: I took a visit to Syracuse, UConn, Akron and UMass.

Camp schedule this summer? I went to a West Virginia camp.

What’s the recruiting process been like? It’s been going fast because a year ago, I didn’t have no recruitment. I tell my teammates that one year can change your life. You have to stay humble for sure.

Coach Talk

“He loves the game of football and he’s a kid that’s always going to be at practice. He’s very instinctive, a great defender and tackler. He’s everything you want in a high school prospect. He’s rangy at 6-foot-2 and he’s willing to do the dirty work. I believe his recruitment is just beginning and schools will take notice this season.”   — Woodland Hills head coach Brian Tarrant

Film

Moore plays on both sides of the ball, but is looked at primarily for his defensive skillset at linebacker. He manages the field well with great vision. Some of his best work comes at stopping the run. He possesses speed and strength for a well-rounded linebacker that is only expected to get better during his upcoming junior season.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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