Joshua Moore, wide receiver, Yoakum
FYI: 6-1/170; 4 stars; No. 96-ranked player in 2018 class
Scouting report: Moore can play slot or outside receiver. He’s an elite route-runner who participated in The Opening Final over the summer and at the Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando on Jan. 4. There, Moore was one of the players the Texas commits in attendance recruited hard and it worked. As did the instant attention from Texas wide receiver coach Drew Mehringer when Moore de-committed from Nebraska, showing up to his football practice the next day.
Moore is a speedster with big play ability. He glides around the field and played multiple positions at Yoakum, reaching a state championship game as a junior. Moore spent time playing nearly every skill position on offense and as a defensive back on defense. He’ll join fellow Fabulous 55 members Brennan Eagles and Al’vonte Woodard as the wide receiver commits in the 2018 class.
In his three-year varsity career, Moore recorded 78 catches for 1,319 yards and 19 touchdowns. He added 982 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground. He was a three-time all-district honoree.
Playing time will be available for Moore at slot receiver. Texas didn’t find a consistent and reliable player at the position in 2017 and Moore will arrive on campus as a polished wide receiver. His ability to run precise routes and consistently catch the ball could make him a favorite target of the Texas quarterbacks. Herman’s offense requires dynamic slot receivers and Moore is poised to fill the void.
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