4-Star DeAndre Moore Jr. is ‘really comfortable’ with Texas football’s staff

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A big-time official visitor that Texas football hosted over the weekend for the high-stakes Big 12 contest against the No. 4 ranked TCU Horned Frogs was the highly touted four-star Louisville Cardinals commit and St. John Bosco wide receiver DeAndre Moore Jr. Texas hosted Moore for his second official visit to one of his top schools in as many weeks.

The week prior, Moore took an official visit to Athens to watch the Georgia Bulldogs beat the No. 1 ranked Tennessee Volunteers at home at Sanford Stadium. And from what we could tell coming out of that weekend trip for Moore to Athens, the official visit went incredibly well.

Texas was given a similar opportunity to make a big impression on Moore if it could topple the undefeated Horned Frogs under the lights at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Nov. 12.

Instead, Texas fell short as the offense completely flatlined, managing just three points against a beatable TCU defense. A scoop and score from junior defensive back Jahdae Barron put Texas within striking distance late in the fourth quarter. But Texas couldn’t get the last stop it needed to put the game in the hands of the offense to tie things up late.

The 17-10 loss to TCU made me think that Texas had an uphill battle in the next few weeks to set the pace in Moore’s recruitment. Given how well the official visit to Athens went on Nov. 5, I felt like Georgia would have clear momentum in this recruitment heading into signing day next month.

That doesn’t appear to be the case, though, coming out of Moore’s official visit to Austin last weekend.

OV to Texas football is a hit for 4-Star WR DeAndre Moore Jr.

In fact, it sounds like Moore was still pretty blown away by his trip to Austin for the Texas-TCU game. According to a report from Greg Biggins of 247Sports on Nov. 14 (paid content), Moore “had a great visit” to the Forty Acres last weekend and he got to connect with multiple coaches and Texas commits during his time on campus.

He mentioned that he got to talk and hang out with the elite five-star Texas quarterback commit and Isidore Newman product Arch Manning a good bit during the visit. And he got to talk with some of the current Texas players, such as quarterback Maalik Murphy.

The most notable part of the feedback that Moore gave in this report following the official visit to Austin last weekend was how he felt around the coaches. Moore mentioned that he has a “great connection” with the coaching staff and that he is “really comfortable” around them.

Moore has a great relationship built with head coach Steve Sarkisian and wide receivers coach/passing game coordinator Brennan Marion. And that shows in the way he talks about the coaches, and the program as a whole, coming out of the visit for the TCU game.

I will say that all that we’ve heard from Moore coming out of the official last weekend is much better than what was originally expected. It wouldn’t have surprised me if we heard that Georgia still held the momentum in Moore’s recruitment early this week given the way the Texas offense performed in the loss to TCU.

Texas might be able to escape that performance without too many repercussions on the recruiting trail, which would be good news for Sark and his staff.

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It looks like the decision timeline for Moore will come to a head around the Early Signing Period next month. He mentioned that he wants to get through playoffs with St. John Bosco before wrapping up his recruitment and narrowing down his final decision. And it sounds like whatever destination he chooses will be where he signs early.