Signing day is only a few days away now, and to be honest much of the usual fervor surrounding February signing day is no where to be found. Early signing day swooped in this year and stole much of the thunder traditionally found this time of year. That doesn’t mean there is no excitement to be found though. Texas fans are experiencing that today, as they received a commitment from one of the top players in the country in four star wide receiver Joshua Moore.
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Moore is the 24th commitment in Texas’ 2018 class, and is one of five unsigned prospects committed in the class. Moore is the third wide receiver commit in this class joining fellow four star recruits Brennan Eagles and Al’Vonte Woodward. According to the 247sports composite ranking, Moore is ranked as the 19th best wide receiver in the country, and the 96th best player overall. With Moore’s committed, Texas now has the third ranked class nationally for 2018, and the best class in the Big 12.
Moore was a longtime Nebraska commit, but opened his recruitment back up this past December. Many thought Moore might be headed to Texas A&M due to the fact that his twin brother, Jordan Moore, is a current Aggie commit. Ultimately though, Tom Herman was able to sway Moore to pick the Longhorns over suitors from across the country. Moore had 50+ offers including from schools such as Alabama, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, USC, Oregon, Notre Dame, Michigan, Michigan State, Miami, Georgia, and Florida State.
Moore brings a lot of really nice tools to the table as a receiver prospect, and is different from the other two commits already in this class. While Eagles and Woodward are bigger bodies to put on the outside, Moore is capable of operating out of the slot. He shows great burst, especially after the catch.
Moore has a good frame right now at 6-foot-1, but will need to put on some weight before he sees the field. At 170 pounds he is too slight to withstand the pounding of the college game. Even more importantly he will need that weight to make an impact as a blocker.
The thing I like most about Moore though is that he is a pure football player. Moore plays at a lower classification in Texas, and is asked to play all over the place. At different times Moore has lined up at quarterback, running back, wide receiver, safety, corner, and as a kick/punt returner. I personally love a recruit who knows how multiple positions work.
His knowledge of the game will make him a much more complete player at the next level. Longhorn fans should be very excited for the future of the receiving core with Moore now in the fold.