Texas pledge Reese Moore says the Longhorns have the best facilities he's seen as a recruit. (Mike Craven/American-Statesman)

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Q&A with Texas offensive tackle commit Reese Moore

Posted August 21st, 2017

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Reese Moore became Texas’ first offensive line commit of the 2018 class when he chose the Longhorns over 15 other offers on April 23. Nearly four months later, Moore remains the Longhorns’ lone offensive line commit in the 2018 class, though Tom Herman’s program hopes to add Frisco Wakeland offensive tackle Rafiti Ghirmai on Monday afternoon.

Moore is an all-district tight end and an all-state basketball player. Texas hopes to turn the 6-6, 265-pound prospect into an athletic offensive lineman capable of eventually starting at left tackle because of his athleticism.

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We recently caught up with the No. 46-ranked prospect on the Fabulous 55 and three-star offensive tackle prospect for 10 questions:

At what age did you fall in love with football?

It was too early for me to remember. I was at my older brother’s football games as a toddler and my parents will tell you football was a part of my life since the beginning.

What made Texas your choice?

The coaches at Texas were approachable and family-oriented. The staff went out of its way to get to know my family and they text with my parents all of the time. Also, the intensity brought to the program by coach Herman.

What are your goals as a senior?

To step up and be a leader. My expectation is to at least return to the state’s semifinal and maybe go further in the state playoffs than we did last year. The ultimate goal is to win a state championship in football and basketball.

What was most important to you as a recruit?

I wanted a great school that could give me a great degree and offer opportunities as an alumnus. I also wanted a school that wasn’t more than a day’s drive away from my home.

What were your initial thoughts of Tom Herman?

I immediately thought he was a player’s coach. He was going to be intense and hard on you as a player but it was going to be for the right reason. He got the grill because of a bet he made with his players. I want a coach willing to engage with his team in a fun, yet hard, way.

Where do you see yourself playing at Texas?

Offensive tackle.

What artist would you most like to see live?

George Strait.

Favorite movie?

“Get Smart.”

Favorite athlete of all-time?

Either Larry Bird or Jason Witten.

Favorite sport to watch other than football?

Basketball. Easy.

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