It's kind of unusual for a big-time high school prospect to commit on a Monday morning, even this time of the spring when commitments are happening virtually everyday. But Tulsa (Union), Okla., wide receiver said he had been talking with Oklahoma State wide receivers coach Kasey Dunn on Sunday night and Dunn suggested that Moore get serious about making his declaration to a school, preferably Oklahoma State. Moore said he woke up Monday morning and decided it was time to do it.
Monday morning Moore, a two-sport collegian that will also participate in track as a long jumper, posted a tweet that said "First, I wanna thank God! I'm beyond blessed to do what I'm about to do! Also thanks to my family, teammates, coaches, and friends for making me strive for greatness! With that being said I'll be a dual sport athlete long jumping and playing football at OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY!!!!!! #GoPokes!"
It appears the relationship with Dunn is a big reason why Moore pledged to the Cowboys. The Tulsa Union receiver, who was a big reason that the Redskins won the Class 6A-1 Championship in a shoot out over Norman North, looks forward to being a part of the standout crew of wide receivers at Oklahoma State. The Cowboys are getting the reputation of being a "Wide Receiver U."
"Just because of Coach Dunn," Moore started when Go Pokes asked him his reason for committing. "He is a great guy, but not like a coach. He is more of a mentor to me. You know most coaches tell you what you want to hear but Coach Dunn is not like that. He is true to me and steers me the right way. With Coach Dunn it is the way he carries himself."
Moore is a 4-star prospect with Scout, who rates as the No. 166 overall player in the Scout 300, No. 28 player at his position nationally, and the top wideout from the state of Oklahoma in his class. As a junior on a loaded and well-balanced Unior offense he had 45 receptions for 654-yards and 12 touchdowns. Among the schools that offered Moore are Alabama, Ohio State, Georgia, Auburn, Texas, Nebraska, Kentucky, Louisville, and Oregon with his offers numbering around 30.
According to Greg Powers of Scout, "Moore is a standout receiver for one of the top schools in Oklahoma. He is long, lean, and athletic, but he is also considerably stronger than one might think by simply looking at his wiry frame. Moore has very good speed in pads and is a weapon after the catch because of his ability to break a tackle or run past defenders. Moore is also a good leaper, and will be a target vertically even if he is well guarded. A well-rounded prospect at the position who has a very high ceiling."
In two seasons on varsity, Moore has 72 receptions for 1,180 yards and 25 touchdowns. He is the cousin of former Oklahoma State receiver Tracy Moore. Also, worth noting that Oklahoma State was in on Moore very early. Watching his recruitment, Oklahoma State and Dunn along with Gundy and offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich worked hard on recruiting Moore, especially Dunn and from Moore's comments, you can tell a strong connection was made.