Malachi Moore is a football player from Trussville, AL. He was a 4-star recruit out of high school in the class of 2020 and currently plays defensive back for the University of Alabama. He became a starter at Alabama as a freshman.
Columbus, MO: Just making coach Saban’s roster is a feat in itself but starting in the opening game as a true freshman is almost unheard of. When Alabama kicked off the 2020 football season against the Missouri Tigers Malachi Moore, a young freshman out of Trussville, Alabama, headed onto the field with the Crimson Tide defense.
Malachi’s mother, Penny, grew up in Murfreesboro, TN, and is Lao-American. Murfreesboro is home to a large Laotian community that was attracted to the area in the 1980s by manufacturing jobs in Tennessee’s booming automotive industry. Malachi's father, Torrey Moore, is 6’5” and played basketball at Middle Tennessee State University in the 1990’s.
Malachi was born in Homewood, AL, and attended Hewitt-Trussville High School where he played football and basketball. During his senior year he recorded 83 tackles and four interceptions including two that were returned for touchdowns. He was a 4-star recruit and rated the number 8 safety prospect in the nation by 247 sports for the class of 2020. Malachi was selected to play in the 2020 All-America Bowl, which is a high school football game that is played between all-star teams from the western and eastern United States, becoming the first from Hewitt-Trussville High School to do so.
With numerous scholarship offers Malachi chose Alabama over other schools including Auburn, Clemson, LSU, Florida, and Tennessee announcing his commitment to the Crimson Tide in December of 2018.
Malachi made an immediate impact as a member of the Crimson Tide. He started the first eleven games his freshman season before suffering an injury. Even with his season cut short due to Covid-19 and the injury, he racked up 44 tackles and three interceptions. He was selected to the SEC All-Freshman Team and named a Freshman All-American by 247 sports. Alabama beat Notre Dame in the Rose Bowl and won the CFP National Championship against Ohio State capping off the 2020/2021 season as the number one team in college football. He helped his team clinch another SEC conference championship in 2021/2022 and go to the BCS National Championship game.
Malachi has received extensive media coverage and is already considered an NFL prospect so be sure to check back soon for an update on his junior season. Also, keep your eye on Malachi's brother Ayden Moore from the class of 2024 who is an up-and-coming player at Hewitt-Trussville High School.