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After de-committing from Maryland, Mallard Creek High star to play college in Big 12

Mallard Creek offensive lineman Parker Moorer committed to a Big 12 school Monday a few weeks after de-committing from Maryland.
Mallard Creek offensive lineman Parker Moorer committed to a Big 12 school Monday a few weeks after de-committing from Maryland. lwertz@charlotteobserver.com

Mallard Creek offensive lineman Parker Moorer will be singing “Take Me Home Country Roads” very soon.

Moorer committed to West Virginia Monday, just two days after former Davidson Day quarterback Will Grier led the Mountaineers to a nationally televised win over Tennessee in Charlotte.

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Moorer, a 6-foot-5, 290-pound senior, has played on varsity since his sophomore year in 2016. As a junior, he became an anchor on the offensive line, eventually receiving 11 Division I offers. Moorer had originally committed to Maryland. He de-committed shortly before the season after the Terrapins became involved in a scandal surrounding the death of a player.

Last May, 19-year-old Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair died after suffering a heatstroke during a team workout. Maryland officials acknowledged that team athletic trainers failed to diagnose and treat the condition.

Following McNair’s death, Maryland coach DJ Durkin was placed on administrative leave and the governing board of Maryland’s public university system has overseen an investigation into McNair’s death and the culture of Durkin’s program.

Moorer and Mallard Creek (1-0) play Mecklenburg County rival Berry Friday.

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