In college football recruiting, there’s no such thing as a school that only ever has good news. Every school in America, from Alabama to UTEP will have ups and downs in recruiting, and that’s no different for Texas. Despite putting together an incredible class in his first full cycle in Austin, Tom Herman isn’t immune to losing recruiting battles, and earlier today, the Longhorns lost a big one, as Trinity receiver Trinity Moore officially decommitted.
— Rondale Moore (@Rondale_Moore03) December 19, 2017
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With the loss of Moore, Texas is now down to 18 commitments in their 2018 class, and just two receivers, Al’vonte Woodard and Brennan Eagles. Moore was the only true slot receiver in the class, and Texas will likely look to replace him before signing day. Some names to watch at that spot are Jaylen Waddle and Tommy Bush, though Bush is more of a primary outside receiver than an inside guy. Waddle would make a lot of sense, and Tom Herman recently visited the Bellaire product.
Moore is likely headed to Purdue now. He visited West Lafayette on December 15th, and has known head coach Jeff Brohm for years. He would prefer to stay closer to home, and also wants to play early, both of which Purdue can offer. Louisville, Alabama, and Ohio State are also on his shortlist, but with a January 4th announcment set, I’d be surprised if Moore picked any school but Purdue.