Texas Football: Status updates for 3 priority recruits ahead of NSD1

DeAndre Moore Jr., Texas football Mandatory credit: Robert Hanashiro - USA TODAY.
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DeAndre Moore Jr., WR

The most likely flip for Texas among the remaining wideout targets heading into the first signing day is the highly touted four-star Louisville Cardinals commit/St. John Bosco wide receiver DeAndre Moore Jr. This potent 5-foot-11 and 190-pound blue-chip wideout is clearly the top target at the position for Sark, Marion, and the Longhorns heading into signing day.

Moore is boiling down his decision to Texas and the Georgia Bulldogs with new head coach Jeff Brohm and Louisville still fighting to retain his commitment. But it doesn’t sound like the retention efforts are working out all that well for Louisville with Moore in the last couple of weeks.

The likely scenario here is that either Texas or Georgia is able to flip Moore’s commitment from Louisville during the Early Signing Period next week.

And I would give Texas the edge over Georgia at the moment given that Moore was on the books to make the unofficial trip to Austin this weekend. That gives the Longhorns a shot at getting the final word with Moore among the in-person visits that he takes before signing day.

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A report from Greg Biggins of 247Sports on Dec. 16 (paid content) indicates that Moore is probably going to make his final decision on the first early signing day on Dec. 21. And with the momentum that Texas currently holds in this recruitment, a successful visit to Austin this weekend could be exactly what this team needs to seal the deal with Moore.