NEW ORLEANS -- Athlete Josh Moore, the 63rd-ranked player in the ESPN Junior 300, is starting to narrow down his recruitment.
The four-star prospect from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, recently named a top 10 on Twitter consisting of Alabama, Texas A&M, LSU, Texas, Florida State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Georgia and Tennessee.
While there is still a ways to go in his recruitment, Moore admitted the 10 teams standing out to him have done a great job of building a relationship with Moore and his family.
“For one, they all have great academics. I’m really big on academics,” Moore said. “I also have a great relationship with all of those schools. They text with me, but not just me, my parents and they have all tried to build a relationship with them. To me, that means a lot.”
Prior to attending The Opening regional camp in New Orleans, the 6-foot-1, 160-pound athlete, took a trip to Baton Rouge to see one of his favorite schools, LSU, and meet Tigers’ head coach Ed Orgeron for the first time. In high school, Moore plays both wide receiver and defensive back, but LSU thinks Moore could be a playmaker on offense for the Tigers.
“[LSU] was really good,” Moore said. “I spent a lot of time with the offensive staff and even Coach “O”. It was good to put a face with a name and see the campus and stuff like that. It definitely benefited them a lot.”
As for his upcoming plans, Moore has no plans to take any trips in the spring but will visit several schools in the summer.
“… I definitely want to see Alabama and Ohio State,” Moore said. “I just haven’t been to see those schools yet and I definitely want to see what those two programs are all about. I just want to see their campuses and see if I could see myself living in that environment.”
More has tentative plans to announce a commitment on July 18th and there are a few factors what will play in to his final decision.
“For one, my development is important,” he said. “How can the school develop me both academically and athletically? Secondly, the plan they have set up for me for life after football. Those are the two important things for me.”