With two years left to stack up offers in his high school career, Yoakum (Texas) wide receiver Joshua Moore already has 25 Division I scholarships to his name, many of which came in the offseason. Since Moore, a four-star prospect on 247Sports.com, is so heavily coveted, the game-breaking wideout has already considered which schools he will visit in the fall.
“As of now, I haven’t set any visits besides I’ll be up at A&M and UCLA on September 3rd,” Moore told Today’s U. “After that, I think my mom and and I are going to talk a little more tomorrow and figure out which other places we want to visit.”
A speedy receiver with sharp routes and a heap of large-scale playmaking ability, Moore has a flock of schools pursuing his potential fit in their respective aerial attacks. These schools do, though, consume a lot of time, and the recruitment process can be perceived as a negative to some prospects.
“It’s been going real good. It’s getting pretty hectic right now. Everyone is coming at me, hitting my DMs, calling my phone. It’s just, for other kids it might be hard to stay focused with all this. I just pray to God to guide me, and I think he’s done pretty well.
“At times it gets stressful, but then again it’s just what I dreamed of. It’s a blessing to have offers coming this early. I ended my sophomore year with 20 offers plus. I thank God for everything, and its a blessing. I just pray to God and ask him to lead me in the right direction.”
In Friday night’s season opener, Moore and Yoakum faced off with Hondo High School, a battle in which Yoakum triumphed, 46-28. During this contest, Moore hoped that several aspects of his game he had focused on during the summer would be prominently displayed.
“Getting bigger, getting faster, getting stronger, working on my deep balls and making my routes more crisp,” he said. “I think I improved on all the areas I wanted to improve on. Absolutely.”
On the field, Moore can stretch defenses with his ability to high point the football and catch it above his shoulders with soft hands, technical skills which will help the junior wide receiver find open-field freedom this fall.
As for the college visit he will make to Texas A&M’s campus in early September, Moore will have his chance to evaluate the school. In college, Moore said he is considering a major in either sports communication or architecture, so this will be a focus of his trip.
“I just want to get a feel of it,” he said. “If I’ve been there before, I want a chance to meet all the coaches, see everything, the practice the facilities and the academics as well. I just want to feel comfortable there.”
Based on Moore’s 247Sports.com profile, Texas has an edge in his recruitment, based on the Crystal Ball feature. Oklahoma is the other particularly strong competitor, but Moore will be a national recruit many schools will fight for until National Signing Day. Florida State, ULCA, Baylor and a host of other schools have offered, so his recruitment will be one to follow over the next two years.