Texas was already having a big weekend, as they shocked the recruiting world by flipping Oklahoma QB commit, Cameron Rising. And now, they are building on that momentum as they landed another commitment Sunday afternoon in tight end/offensive lineman, Reese Moore. This commitment comes just 11 days after Reese announced his top six, which included Oklahoma, Missouri, Oklahoma State, SMU, TCU, and obviously, Texas.
God bless Texas!! 🤘🏼 pic.twitter.com/4dv1pRL6oO
— Reese Moore (@ReeseMoore8) April 23, 2017
THE MOORE FILE
|Name||Hometown||Position||Position Rank||Star Rating|
|Reese Moore||Seminole, TX||OT||30||⭐⭐⭐|
Reese is the 5th recruit to join the 2018 class, a class that now sits at 19th in the country, just behind Kansas for the top class in the conference. Interestingly enough, Byron Hobbs remains the only defensive player in a Texas class that needs a lot more help defensively than it does offensively, but that’s mainly a result of Texas going after more top-level defensive players than top-level offensive players.
This commitment signifies another huge win for Longhorns over Oklahoma, as Moore was widely thought to be a heavy Oklahoma lean up until his commitment to Texas today.
For Oklahoma, they need some positive momentum sooner, rather than later. They’ve had an atrocious recruiting month; losing Josh Proctor to Ohio State, Byrce Bray to Oklahoma State, Cameron Rising to Texas, and now this.
On the field, Moore is very interesting. He plays tight end, defensive end, and offensive tackle for his high school team, but at 6-foot-6, 265 pounds, he’ll need to gain some serious weight to survive at tackle, where he is being recruited, in the Big 12. Texas expects him to be around 290 once he arrives on campus. The main concern with that is that his greatest quality right now is his athleticism at tackle. He’s quick, has great bend, and knows how to win with leverage. It’ll be very interesting to see how he plays with 30 extra pounds on him.