If you’ve been following college football recruiting for the last few years, the name Tramonda Moore probably rings a bell. Moore had one of the most wild recruitments of the 2016 class, committing to Oklahoma State on signing day after months of questions about his academic eligibility. He was deemed ineligible, but that was expected by the Cowboys, and by pretty much every other team that recruited him. Because of those academic struggles, the school that had led the race for his commitment for the majority of his recruitment, Oklahoma, didn’t extend a commitable offer. Now, after Moore spent a year at Independence Community College, he’s headed to Norman, as a part of the 2018 class.
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Moore is the 10th commitment in Oklahoma’s 2018 class, though the class should be adding a number of recruits in the next few weeks under new head coach Lincoln Riley. He’s the second offensive tackle in the class, along with five-star Brey Walker. Lincoln Riley and offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh envision a future with those two book ending the Sooners offensive line, which would be a scary sight for opposing defensive coordinators.
Moore committed to Oklahoma over offers from Arizona State, Iowa State, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas Tech and UCLA. The Sooners offered yesterday afternoon, and Moore took very little time in pulling the trigger and committing to the school he wanted to play for from the jump in his original recruitment. Moore is one of the most highly touted junior college players in the country, and could legitimately start as soon as he gets on campus, that’s how good he is.
On the field, as I said, Moore is an absolute stud. A year in a (junior) college weight program did him a lot of good, and he’s going to be Big 12 size as soon as he steps on Oklahoma’s campus next summer. He’s surprisingly athletic, running a 4.8 40 time at 330 pounds, and that shows on the football field. He has impressive bend and flexibility, and that allows him to keep up with defensive ends that would usually blow right by guys as big as him. He still has some work to do technically speaking, in terms of footwork and general pass protection techniques, but for the most part, Oklahoma is getting a starting caliber offensive tackle.