AUSTIN, Texas - - Junior college defensive tackle Brandon Moore (Scooba, Miss./East Mississippi Community College) would like to make one thing clear: he is not committed to the Longhorns.
At least, not yet.
Moore took an official visit to Texas on Nov. 18 to watch the Longhorns host Kansas State and said everyone has assumed he committed before he left Austin. But that’s not true.
“Everybody is blowing up my phone asking if I have committed to Texas,” Moore said. “No, I haven’t committed. I just took a visit.”
Moore, who signed with Alabama out of Montgomery (Ala.) Carver High School in 2009, has a really good relationship with Texas defensive tackles coach Bo Davis, who was on the Crimson Tide’s staff at the time Moore signed.
“He knows I’m a good player. He knows I am not going to get in trouble and knows I could help that program,” Moore said. “I’m at junior college now but I’m ready to play for a national championship.
“I took the visit because Coach Davis is there and he was out in Alabama when I was there. They just wanted me to look at the place.”
That wasn’t the whole reason Moore visited. He has a genuine interest in the Longhorns. In fact, EMCC coach Buddy Stephens seems to think that Texas is the favorite to land his big defensive tackle.
“I know that if that is the way Texas wants to go, then Brandon Moore will be all over it,” Stephens told HornsNation. “He wants to play for Bo Davis. I don’t know where Texas is with an offer, but if they do [offer Moore] he will be at the University of Texas.”
Well, Texas has offered. But Moore has yet to commit.
“I still want to take a visit to Florida and Miami,” Moore said. “But everyone is backing off because people think I have committed to Texas. I’m interested in Texas but I want to take some more visits.”
Moore said he is working to finalize those visits soon.
“I’ve talked to Coach Muschamp a few times and from Miami too but nobody is coming back at me because they think I am headed to Texas,” Moore said. “I still want to go look at some other schools. I want to move south.”
Moore didn’t have any comment on whether his teammate, defensive end Denico Autry, had similar interest in the Longhorns.
“We don’t even talk about recruiting,” Moore said. “I’m my own man and he is his own man. We are going to make our own decisions.”