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2018 Texas WR target Joshua Moore names Tennessee his leader

An update on the elite target, but one that likely doesn’t have much long-term significance

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According to a recent report from, four-star 2018 Yoakum wide receiver and Texas Longhorns target Joshua Moore names the Tennessee Volunteers his current leader. The update comes only a short time after Moore named Florida State his leader, so why the switch to Tennessee?

“I would say Tennessee is my leader because they hit me up everyday," Moore told "They show me love. They’re always hitting me up. They’re always texting me about something. They’re checking in on me almost every single day. They’re a winning team. They win games.”

Moore will be in attendance for Tennessee’s Sept. 24 meeting with Florida, as will his brother Jordan, whom Texas is also pursuing heavily. And as this news pertains to the Longhorns, it seems it’s still far too early to any doubts about Texas ability to land Joshua, who has set a commitment date for June 18. Jordan will be committing on Dec. 24, and Joshua, who recently told Burnt Orange Nation that Texas was high on his list, said the two plan on playing together in college, but that’s not a guarantee.

Both Moore brothers hold a slew of prominent offers from around the nation, including one from Texas and the two have been on campus numerous times with additional visits quite likely. As we’ve already seen with Charlie Strong’s recruiting efforts, a prospect naming a leader, or even committing does almost nothing for Texas’ pursuit, and this will likely be the case for Joshua and Jordan if they elect to commit elsewhere.

Joshua ranks as the No. 90 player in the nation and No. 13 wide receiver. Texas holds eight of his 10 Crystal Ball Projections.