It was a big weekend in Big 12 recruiting. Oklahoma State landed Tyler Lacy, West Virginia landed Leddie Brown, and Baylor landed every other recruit in the country. Oklahoma State wasn’t ready for the fireworks to end yet, apparently, as they landed a commitment from Tulsa wide receiver CJ Moore this morning. Moore is the 9th player to join what is looking like a very talented 2018 Oklahoma State class, and the first wideout. He’ll be catching passes a few years from now from QB commit Spencer Sanders, if everything goes how Mike Gundy wants it to.
— 💠CJ Moore💠 (@daddydimes35) May 1, 2017
THE MOORE FILE
|Name||Hometown||Position||Position Rank||Star Rating|
|CJ Moore||Tulsa, OK||WR||22||⭐⭐⭐⭐|
This commitment comes as a big surprise for pretty much everyone. Moore named Oklahoma State in his top six, along with Ole Miss, Ohio State, Nebraska, Mississippi State, and Oregon. Not many people knew exactly what Moore was leaning toward, especially when the previous presumed favorite, Oklahoma, was left off that final six. The recent general thought around the recruiting world was that he’d be a Buckeye, but Oklahoma State’s depth chart, and location were obviously appealing enough to sway his thinking.
Moore, like many other football players, is a two sport athlete. He plays wide receiver, as well as participates in long jumping on the track team. As he said in his announcement tweet, he plans on doing both in Stillwater, which is perfectly fine with Mike Gundy and the rest of the program.
As you would expect from a track star, Moore is an elite athlete. He has an extremely rare pairing of speed and size, and with his athletic ability at his height, 6-foot-5, he’s an extremely dangerous receiver. He’s a red zone threat, and almost impossible to cover for an entire game. His routes and hands need a little work, but he has the raw talent and athleticism to be the next great Oklahoma State receiver. If he adds some muscle, his ceiling comparison is Cincinnati Bengal AJ Green.