Word had been going around for the past week that tight end Josh Moore would be a take for Ohio State should he want to commit upon taking in the Friday Night Lights festivities. On Friday, Moore made that pledge a reality.
After a lengthy conversation with Urban Meyer on the field during the early portion of the camp, as first reported by the Columbus Dispatch's Tim May, Moore committed to the Buckeyes. Moore is a three-star tight end from Olathe, KS who checks in at 6'5, 250 pounds. Moore is the 751st ranked player in the 247Sports composite rankings, the 22nd ranked overall tight end, and the sixth best player from the state of Kansas. He's a .8550 in the 247Sports Composite ranking at the moment of his commitment.
Moore's story is a unique one as he was diagnosed with cancer at age 8. After radiation treatment for a tumor on his ear, Moore beat the disease and has a renewed lease on life as a result of it. Moore's barely begun to grow into his 250 pound frame and under the strength and conditioning tutelage of a Mick Marotti and the nutritional guidelines of a Sarah Wick, could turn into quite the weapon at the next level.
With Moore in the fold, the Buckeyes add the tight end they've been looking for. This development is especially interesting given that CJ Conrad, the Kentucky commit, was in the house trying to potentially earn an offer. With 2016 TEs Luke Farrell and Jake Hausmann very much on the Buckeyes' radar, the odds of them taking two in the 2015 class decrease significantly.
Here's what Josh Moore brings to the Buckeyes: