Oklahoma City (John Marshall), Okla. offensive lineman Tramonda Moore was about 30 minutes late on the draw from what was announced, but the announcement was good for OKlahoma State fans as the 6-5, 340-pound Moore gave the Cowboys a commitment from the top-rated in-state prospect, according to Scout and others including The Oklahoman newspaper.
Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy visited John Marshall High School late last week, and both Gundy and Moore were pictured on social media wearing Oklahoma State orange, which was a good sign.
Moore released this statement on his Twitter account regarding the commitment:
"I'd like to take this opportunity to thank my family, coaches, and friends for guidance and encouragement. The recruiting process has been an amazing and humbling experience. I thank GOD for allowing me to have this incredible opportunity. I would also like to thank the many universities and college coaches who have invested time and energy with me through the recruiting process. After a long, hard, and thought out decision I have decided to continue my academic and athletic career as an Oklahoma State Cowboy! #Go Pokes"
Moore was a U.S. Army All-American this past season and represented the state in the game in San Antonio on Jan. 9. Scout has him ranked tops in state and as the 144th-best prospect in the country, and ESPN has him as the 87th best overall prospect in the nation. He was also named All-State in both of the state's major newspapers and was named the top recruiting prospect in-state and the Little All-City Defensive Player of the Year by The Oklahoman.
He helped lead John Marshall to the playoffs the past two seasons with his play on both the offensive and the defensive lines.
Last night the OU beat reporter for The Oklahoman, Jason Kearsey, released a story stating that Moore wouldn't sign on signing day Wednesday and that he would be bound for junior college. He did not list his sources.