A new important target on the board for the 2023 Texas football recruiting class this fall is the highly touted four-star Louisville Cardinals wide receiver commit and St. John Bosco (CA) product DeAndre Moore Jr. After missing out on the priority four-star Longview wide receiver Jalen Hale to the Alabama Crimson Tide this week, Texas now appears to be making Moore the focus at the position on the recruiting trail at this point of the cycle.
Head coach Steve Sarkisian, new wide receivers coach/passing game coordinator Brennan Marion, and the Longhorns look to be getting some help currently from the top commit in the 2023 class in the recruitment of Moore. The elite five-star quarterback commit and Isidore Newman product Arch Manning is putting in some work on the recruiting trail with this coaching staff to help win over the interests of Moore.
That became evident on Sep. 23, when Arch posted on his Instagram story a picture with Moore in Texas gear. It’s painfully clear that Arch is trying to get Moore to flip his commitment from Louisville to Texas.
Moore looks to be the next skill position target for the Longhorns 2023 class that is squarely in Arch’s crosshairs. Arch helped Texas recruit the likes of the five-star DeSoto wide receiver Johntay Cook and five-star Edgewater (FL) running back Cedric Baxter Jr., both of whom are now committed to the Longhorns in the 2023 class.
QB commit Arch Manning helping Texas football apply pressure on 4-Star WR DeAndre Moore to flip from Louisville
The elite Louisiana quarterback is definitely doing good work on the recruiting trail to help build up his supporting cast in the 2023 class.
Whatever Arch and the Longhorns are doing to recruit Moore of late looks to be working. Texas has an official visit getting on the books for October or November with Moore, which will be his first visit to Austin since the spring.
Getting an official visit on the books with Moore is a huge first step for Marion and the Longhorns to continue to put the pressure on him to flip his commitment from Louisville this fall.
If nothing else, Moore should definitely feel how much he is wanted by the Longhorns to round out the wide receiver recruiting in the 2023 class.
Texas currently holds commitments from 22 recruits in the 2023 class as of Sep. 23. That includes a trio of wide receiver commits including the aforementioned Cook, four-star Aldine Eisenhower product Ryan Niblett, and four-star Spring Dekaney product Jonah Wilson.