Player: LB Moore
Position: Defensive End
Height / Weight: 6-3/215
High School: Tascosa (Amarillo, TX)
Offers: Air Force, Baylor, Kansas, Purdue, Stephen F. Austin, Texas Tech, Tulsa
Recruiting Services: Rivals 5.6 | 24/7 Sports 84 | ESPN 77
Cumulative Ranking: 85.47
Commitment Date: July 31, 2019
Well, two commits in two days, as Tascosa defensive end LB Moore commits to Texas Tech.
— LB Moore (@LBMoore14) July 31, 2019
RedRaiderSports’ Matt Clare spoke with Moore about his commitment to Texas Tech:
“Yes sir, I committed earlier today during my visit,” Moore said. “I spoke with all of the coaches, they were all around and I just let them know. Everyone was very happy, they went crazy. Coach Wells was laughing and said it was a bunch of grown men acting like 10 year olds.
“I know that Texas Tech has a strong alumni base and my family is close. Some of my family even live in Lubbock, so I wanted to stay true to my family. I’m going to major in business, and I really like the program they have at Texas Tech.”
InsideTheRedRaiders’ Jarrett Johnson also spoke with Moore, who tore his pectoral muscle in May and probably won’t be ready for the start of the season:
“(I chose Tech) because they stay true to their word and stuck around after my injury,” Moore said. “They said they were gonna stick no matter what happens to me and after I hurt myself they where there to check up on me before and after surgery.”
Moore tore a pectoral muscle in May which required surgery and will likely cost him a game or two, but he will be able to play some his senior season. The way the Red Raider coaching staff responded obviously made a big impact on him.
Moore is absolutely an edge rusher, pretty darned quick off the line, he exhibits some good traits in that he gets his hands on opposing offensive linemen and gets past them pretty darned quick. There are a few times where he looks a step slow to me off the snap, but I think that’s probably learning the position and growing into his body. I think Johnson’s article mentioned that Moore had 14 sacks and 147 tackles this past year, so the production is there, without a doubt. A lot like John Holcomb yesterday, Moore is about the same size and is pretty lean in comparison to who he’ll eventually grow into that body and this is the type of player that if he pans out physically is a great get for Texas Tech because he’s a West Texas kid, he’s a bit small for defensive end now, but a couple of offseasons will have him plenty of big to rush the passer.