Tom Herman and Texas have struck gold on the recruiting trail once again with speedy Louisville Trinity (Ky.) wide receiver Rondale Moore announcing his commitment to the Longhorns on Sunday morning.
Please respect my decision. pic.twitter.com/FWkYoNRKrs— Rondale Moore (@Rondale_Moore03) June 25, 2017
Arguably the fastest player in the nation with a verified 4.33 40-yard dash, a visit to Austin last weekend changed everything for the Longhorns. Once thought to be an Ohio State lean, Moore visited during the ‘Texas Heat Wave’ pool party, in which the Longhorns certainly left a lasting impression.
Moore expanded on his decision to commit to Texas with 247Sports.
“Me and my family have been talking about it for awhile and felt like this was right decision for me as far as life after football with the school of business McCombs,” Moore explained. “I feel like they are a (football) program on their way up. I’m going to work my tail off on and off the field.”
It took a while for Moore to get on the field as a junior due to transfer rules, but in just four games, the 5’8.5, 174-pounder hauled in 20 receptions for 464 yards and 10 touchdowns.
The good news following Moore’s pledge is Texas has now filled the slot role many expect four-star pledge Justin Watkins to depart from at some point. On the other hand, regardless of whether or not Watkins ultimately backs out of his commitment, Texas appears to now be completely out of the mix with elite Bellaire Episcopal wide receiver Jaylen Waddle, who wanted to be the only slot receiver take in his class.
In any case, Texas has earned a pledge from one of the most explosive prospects in the entire 2018 class and continues to build its brand outside of the state lines, picking up its fifth commitment from an out-of-state prospect. Moore is now commit No. 12 overall and lifts Texas’ 2018 class to No. 4 nationally.
He’s ranked as the nation’s No. 215 player and the No. 1 player in Kentucky, per 247Sports Composite.