A pair of 2018 offensive prospects were offered by Texas Tech last week as the Red Raider coaching staff pulled the trigger on Yoakum athletes Joshua Moore and Jordan Moore. Joshua, who Tech is recruiting as a receiver, spoke with RaiderPower.com about the offer - which came from new running backs coach DeShaun Foster.
"I was in school that morning, I got it around 11 o'clock. Coach Foster was at the school, he checked out the campus, checked out my grades. My coach came and got me out of class and we walked up to the office. We were sitting in the office, and he brought me outside, and we talked. We talked a lot, I'd say... about visit plans and stuff. And then he gave me the good news that he offered."
His brother Jordan, who Tech is recruiting as a defensive back, was offered as well on the same day. Many Tech fans may be wondering - are they planning on playing together at the next level?
"We haven't really got a chance to sit down and talk about that yet. We're just letting things play out right now, finishing school strong. But as it gets closer to decision time, we'll get into detail about that. Right now we're just letting it play out."
Coach Foster has worked hard for the Red Raiders establishing inroads with the Moore twins since he was hired.
"We've gotten pretty tight since I first talked to him. I've been calling him almost every day trying to build a relationship, and we most definitely did that. We've been pretty tight, we've built that relationship pretty good and we're getting pretty close to each other. I'm actually about to call him right now."
Moore thinks very highly of Tech so far, and though the twins haven't visited campus yet, Tech may have a family ally in their ear.
"Man, it's amazing. Texas Tech is a school I've grown up watching since I was a little kid. My cousin Jonathan Giles goes there, he tells me all about it. I haven't really had the chance to go up there and tour everything yet, but he tells me a lot about it. He says it's crazy and he loves it up there. I'm sure it wouldn't be any different with me."
Moore laughed when asked if Giles had started recruiting him yet. "A little bit, little bit."
The twins have a regional track meet on Friday and Saturday at Kingsville A&M. Joshua competes in the long jump, 300-meter hurdles, and mile relays. Jordan competes in the mile relays (yes, he hands off to his brother during those), triple jump, and the 400.
As far as timelines go, it's early yet for the prospect, but he does have an idea as to when he'd like to commit to a school.
"I'm planning on committing my junior summer [next summer]."
While Tech is high on his list, another Big 12 program that recently offered is sticking out to Moore as well.
"OU is another school that I've been in contact with for a very long time. I went up and visited them a couple months ago and he's been telling me that he's been waiting on spring ball to start. They finally had the chance to do that and after practice he gave me the news [about the offer] as well."
Oklahoma has not extended an offer to Jordan Moore as of this writing.
With the offers rolling in, Moore mentioned some schools that are standing out to him.
"No particular order right now, but Oklahoma, Texas Tech, TCU, Oregon, Washington, Baylor, and UTSA."