For months, the possibility of Louisville (Ky.) Trinity wide receiver Rondale Moore flipping from the Texas Longhorns to the Purdue Boilermakers has loomed as a possibility, if not an inevitability. With Moore visiting West Lafayette on an official visit this weekend, it seems reasonable to put him on flip watch:
West Lafayette for the weekend .. pic.twitter.com/W9tCZCEePl— Rondale Moore (@Rondale_Moore03) December 15, 2017
After committing to the Longhorns during the summer as Florida product Justin Watkins was wavering with his commitment, Moore began to seriously consider staying closer to home in September and made an unofficial visit with the Boilermakers in October.
Moore’s official visit to Texas followed the subsequent week and the concern about an imminent flip seemed to diminish as the 5’8.5, 174-pounder considered his options behind the scenes.
However, Moore’s visit to Purdue and the Texas offer last weekend to Crosby all-purpose back and Baylor commit Craig Williams, who would play a similar role as Moore for the Longhorns, the threat level is once again heightened.
But while Jeff Brohm has the Purdue program on the rise, the Boilermakers don’t especially offer a faster path to playing — the team’s second-leading receiver is redshirt freshman slot Jackson Anthrop. With redshirt freshman Reggie Hemphill-Mapps and sophomore Lil’Jordan Humphrey at the position for the ‘Horns, comparing the two depth charts seems like a wash.
So the major advantages for Moore in flipping to Purdue are competing with less talent across the depth chart and staying closer to home.
Head coach Tom Herman as in Louisville on Tuesday in an effort to keep him in the class. Will it be enough?