Texas football is very ‘appealing’ for 4-Star WR target DeAndre Moore Jr.

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As we hit the stretch run on the recruiting trail for head coach Steve Sarkisian and Texas football, there are a few priority targets that are coming into focus in early December.

Texas is mostly focusing on a few key position groups as to how to fill the remaining spots in the 2023 class ahead of the Early Signing Period (which begins on Dec. 21). And wide receiver might be the most important remaining position group for Sark and the Longhorns staff in the 2023 class as they look to close out this cycle on a high note.

Of the remaining priority wide receiver recruits, the highest-rated is the highly touted four-star St. John Bosco product and Louisville Cardinals commit DeAndre Moore Jr.

At the moment, it looks like Moore is deciding between the Longhorns and defending National Champion and SEC Champion Georgia Bulldogs ahead of signing day in a couple of weeks.

Texas and Georgia both hosted Moore for official visits last month. And from what we’ve heard coming out of both of those official visits, Moore left each respective campus with a positive impression of the programs.

These two schools are now trying to separate themselves in the stretch run as it looks like a final decision from Moore is expected within the next week to 10 days.

Sark and wide receivers coach/passing game coordinator Brennan Marion had an in-home visit with Moore and his family earlier this week (specifically on Dec. 6).

Sark, Marion, and the Longhorns gave their final pitch for an in-person visit before we’re likely to get a final decision from Moore in the next couple of weeks before early signing day. They continued to make a good impression on Moore and his camp with the in-home visit earlier this week.

Texas football continues to make a positive impression on 4-Star WR DeAndre Moore Jr.

According to a report from Gerry Hamilton of Inside Texas on Dec. 7 (paid content), Texas’ staff has made Moore and his family feel “very comfortable” about the idea of him playing for the Longhorns. And Moore, along with the rest of his family that visited Texas with him last month, reportedly feels that his attending the University of Texas-Austin is very “appealing” after all they’ve seen out of this university and football program since last spring.

The first visit that Moore took to Texas came during the spring last offseason.

Moreover, Moore was slated to have in-home visits with both Georgia and Louisville after the in-home concluded with Texas earlier this week. It sounds like the Louisville in-home came in the last couple of days. And the Georgia in-home was originally slated for late this week.

We will continue to monitor to see Moore’s status following these three important in-home visits this week with Texas, Georgia, and Louisville.

For the time being, though, Texas should feel good about its positioning with Moore roughly one week before he’s likely to announce his final decision.

Texas seems to be making Moore the top priority among wide receiver targets for the 2023 class. We’re still watching the four-star Notre Dame wideout commit Jaden Greathouse and four-star LSU commit Kyle Parker. But Moore would likely be Sark and Marion’s preferential target in the 2023 class as we head into signing day.

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Texas currently holds commitments from two wide receivers in the 2023 class as of Dec. 8. The two wideouts currently committed to the Longhorns 2023 class are the elite five-star DeSoto product Johntay Cook and speedy four-star Aldine Eisenhower product Ryan Niblett.