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Elite WR Joshua Moore names Texas in Top 7

The ‘Horns are still in the mix with one of the nation’s most versatile prospects.

SB Nation: Cody Daniel

53 programs from around the nation coveted the services of four-star wide receiver Joshua Moore and as of Saturday afternoon, only seven schools are still in the hunt.

A list comprised of national powers, the Texas Longhorns were named as a finalist among some elite company, along with Florida State, LSU, Alabama, Nebraska, Texas A&M and Oklahoma.

A Texas native, Moore transferred to IMG Academy in Florida following his junior season at Yoakum; a statement move on the recruiting front as he left his brother Jordan Moore, a Texas A&M commit, and proved that he’s willing to create his own path.

Back in February at the Nike The Opening camp in Houston, Moore told Burnt Orange Nation that there’s an “85 percent chance” he’ll separate from his brother Jordan in college, before adding that his interest in the Longhorns is very high.

That’s clearly still the case a couple months later with the ‘Horns being among Moore’s finalists down the stretch.

While there is a legitimate chance the Moore brothers still end up at separate schools when it’s all said and done, The Aggies did survive Moore’s final cut and meanwhile, Texas is still actively recruiting Jordan in pursuit of a flip from Texas A&M.

Tom Herman and his staff will have their work cut out for them with Moore’s June 18 commitment date approaching, and getting him on campus before then will be key to securing a commitment over the likes of Florida State, Alabama and Nebraska, among others. If Moore does happen to join the burnt orange nation in June, that decision likely plays a significant role in Texas’ chances to flip his brother Jordan.

Moore is ranked as the nation’s No. 71 player, No. 13 wide receiver and the No. 16 player in Florida, per 247Sports Composite.