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– Rondale Moore: There was a lot of madness for awhile regarding the slot WR position in Texas’ 2018 class with Justin Watkins, Jaylen Waddle, and Rondale Moore. Watkins decomitted when Moore picked Texas in late June. Now there is a lot of smoke that the distance to home factor could be playing a role in Moore’s commitment to Texas. The main school looking to flip Moore is Purdue.
Like I reported recently, Purdue’s HC Jeff Brohm was a star QB at Moore’s HS (Trinity HS in Louisville, KY). The fact that people at Moore’s school love Brohm, and the fact that Purdue is much closer to home is weighing heavily on his mind. Moore is also set to visit Purdue this weekend. I talked to someone close to him and they didn’t say he was planning to flip on the visit but that he’s “weighing his options and is going to see how the season plays out”.
I was told that Moore would like to visit Texas again before making his final decision but doesn’t have a visit set up yet. Ohio State is another school that he really likes, but I’m not sure he’s a take for them right now. – (Andrew)
– Coaches On The Road: During the bye week, Texas coaches will be on the road to see some recruits.
Atascosita (TX) ’19 LSU 5-star OT commit Kenyon Green told me that OL coach Derek Warehime will be at his game tonight. Green is the #1 OT in the state of Texas and can be a legit Day 1 contributor when he gets to college, and is a guy Texas will need. He’s been committed to LSU for almost a year, but is taking a very hard look at schools like Texas and Texas A&M. He was in Austin for the San Jose State game.
Tim Beck will have a busy Friday, as he will check in on Centennial (CA) QB Tanner McKee. He’s set to officially visit Texas on October 7th.
Beck will also see QB commit Cam Rising that evening. – (Andrew)
– Injury Note | Josh Thompson: ICYMI, CB Kris Boyd was suspended for the first quarter of the Texas-USC game. Davante Davis stepped in his place for that quarter. I was hoping to see some of freshman CB Josh Thompson in action. As there was a lot of hype around him coming out of fall camp, and that he may even pass Davis as the #3 CB. So I checked with a source recently, and Thompson suffered a meniscus injury last Wednesday. I was also told he’s likely out until at least the Kansas State game on 10/7.