Jordan Moore committed to Texas A&M on Christmas Eve. The 4-star athlete made the announcement more than a year from 2018 National Signing Day.
Plenty of Power Five schools have been vying for prospect Jordan Moore, but Texas A&M now has a leg up for his services.
The 2018 four-star athlete from Yoakum, Texas, announced via Twitter on Christmas Eve that he’s committed to the Aggies, spurning in-state rival Texas, who was believed to be the next-closest suitor. Moore also had Houston, Florida State, Louisville, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State in his top 10. Moore is the nation’s No. 4 ATH in that class.
— Jordan moore✨ (@Jo_moore2) December 24, 2016
The commitment doesn’t mean those top schools will be going away anytime soon. National Signing Day for the 2018 class is over a year away, and the focus has shifted from gaining Moore’s commitment to flipping it. New Texas coach Tom Herman will still try to lure Moore to Austin, and his former offensive coordinator turned Herman’s successor at Houston, Major Applewhite, will likely try just as hard to make more a Cougar.
For now, Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin and his staff are feeling pretty good about Moore’s pledge, especially given that he took two unofficial visits to College Station this past season – for the UCLA and Tennessee games. While other top programs will continue their pursuit, it appears Texas A&M coaches have built the best relationship – and it is now their job to keep it that way until the young man signs on the dotted line.
Moore’s versatility is what makes him such an intriguing prospect. He plays running back and safety while also returning kicks. What separates Moore is that he’s not just going through the motions at each position, shining in all three phases of the game.