Joshua Moore added an offer from his dream school earlier this month. LSU came through with an offer at the start of the September evaluation period and has not backed off.
Tigers coaches have kept in constant communication with Moore, a 4-star 2018 athlete, as well as his brother, Jordan. Together, they are two of the most sought-after prospects from the Lone Star State.
Moore named Tennessee his leading school last week, but that’s a fluid situation. If LSU continues its pursuit, it might not be long before the Tigers surpass the Vols.
“LSU is still very, very, very high with me,” Moore told SEC Country. “I’m considering them pretty hard.”
Naturally so after Moore called LSU his dream school upon receiving the offer on Sept. 5.
Twin brother Jordan made the trip from Yoakum (Texas) to LSU in June while Joshua dealt with an illness. No offers were handed out then, but the coaches evaluated their films, discussed their futures and, most important, began to foster relationships.
“I wanted to do all of my speaking in person,” Jordan said of his relationship with the LSU coaches. “Then, I want to continue to build a relationship.”
Joshua is being courted by LSU as a wide receiver. The Tigers have commitments from two of the top defensive backs in the 2018 cycle: 5-star player Kelvin Joseph and 4-star talent Nadab Joseph. LSU has offers out to even more cornerbacks and safeties. Jordan is getting looked at as either a running back or safety; the former being a more pressing need in that class if LSU only reels in one backfield component in 2017.
Since the Tigers extended the offer, Joshua has been in touch regularly with the coaching staff. That includes wide receivers coach Dameyune Craig, lead personnel analyst Brian Squeglia and assistant defensive and special teams coach Rob Snyder.
“Oh, it’s been incredible,” Joshua said. “I’ve been talking to them all, and every conversation we have is great. We don’t only talk about football, we also talk about life as well, and, to me, that’s very big.”
Their message: “Come be a part of the fam.”
The Moores will watch their first game at LSU together on Nov. 5, when the Tigers host Alabama. The game selection was not an accident. Interestingly enough, that’s about six weeks before the first of the twin brothers will announce his commitment.
Jordan will be the first to commit on Dec. 24. Joshua will take added time and announce on June 18.
For the twins, it seems natural they’d continue their careers together in college. That’s the plan — for now — but no decision has been finalized.
“My brother and I plan on attending the same school as of now, but nothing is set in stone until it’s actually done,” Joshua said. “It could change later on, but as of now, we do want to play together.”
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Sam Spiegelman covers LSU football recruiting for SECCountry.com. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play in Tiger Stadium.