Kevin Sumlin and the Texas A&M Aggies received an early Christmas gift in the form of Jordan Moore, one of the nation’s most coveted 2018 prospects, who announced on Saturday that he plans on playing college football in College Station instead of for the Texas Longhorns:
YESSIR!18— Kevin Sumlin (@CoachSumlin) December 24, 2016
Moore, the brother of another highly-recruited Texas target in Joshua Moore, collected 30 total offers from prominent programs around the nation, including Ohio State, LSU, Oklahoma, Florida State, UCLA and Tennessee. Prior to taking over at Texas, Herman and his staff offered Moore at Houston, and even hosted the Yoakum product for an unofficial visit on Feb. 24.
The Longhorns seemed like the favorites for much of the process, but a late surge by the Aggies put Sumlin’s program over the top. Recent struggles on the field likely hurt Texas, but since Moore is still more than a year away from signing, don’t expect head coach Tom Herman to give up on his recruitment.
And while it’s not a lock that Moore’s talented twin brother Joshua joins him in College Station, Joshua previously told Burnt Orange Nation that the two plan on playing together in college, though that could change.
Moore ranks as the nation’s No. 14 safety and the No. 20 player in the state, according to the 247Sports Composite.