UCLA star safety Rahim Moore has his sights set on the Bruins' season opener Saturday at Kansas State. The junior's focus is on the Wildcats, as he hopes to take some of the magic that made him the nation's interceptions leader last year with him to Manhattan, Kan.
But he's also keeping one eye on his beloved Dorsey Dons. Moore earned four letters (2004-07) while at Dorsey.
"Man, last year was tough," Moore said following a recent UCLA practice, referring to Dorsey's 35-6 loss to heated rival Crenshaw in the City Section semifinals. "We were young."
Moore likes what he has heard of this year's team. The Dons return seven starters on offense, including quarterback Joseph Gray. Linebacker Matthew Lyons, a Washington commit who had 135 tackles last fall, leads a defense that allowed less than 19 points per game a year ago.
Dorsey, ranked No. 18 in ESPNLA.com's preseason rankings, opens its season tonight at North Hollywood. An intriguing matchup awaits in Week 2 against No. 25 Woodland Hills Taft.
"I think we'll be very good," Moore said.