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Ohio State makes cut for 2018 standout

The Buckeyes are in the mix for another top junior prospect.

Jordan Moore
Student Sports

On Friday, one of the most sought after prospects in not just the talent rich state of Texas, but the entire class of 2018 announced his leaders just days before he is scheduled to let the world know where he will play on Saturday afternoons.

With a Christmas Eve commitment date currently set, four-star safety Jordan Moore (Yoakum, TX / Yoakum) cut his list of around 30 scholarship offers to 10 programs. Now fighting for his pledge are Ohio State, Texas A&M, Texas, Houston, LSU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Louisville, Florida State and Michigan.

Yet to make it up to Columbus from the Yoakum, Texas area, Moore had a chance to watch Ohio State runaway to a big victory over Oklahoma earlier this season.

“I loved it. Ohio State is really good and Oklahoma is also. I really loved how Ohio state chunks the ball deep and the defense played good,” the 5-foot-11, 170-pound standout stated to Land-Grant Holy Land soon after the Buckeyes defeated the Sooners, 45-24, in September.

It isn’t out of the question for a recruit to commit to a program without visiting, but at this time it doesn’t look like the Buckeyes will pull out a shocker, with many believing he will stay closer to home in the Southwest.

Jordan isn’t the only D1 prospect in his family. His twin brother, Joshua, is also a heavily recruited athlete with scholarship offers on the table from Ohio State and many other top notch schools.

When it comes to rankings the twins find their names among some of the best to play on the high school level. Jordan is currently pegged as the 14th safety, and 162nd overall prospect, while his brother is considered the eighth wide receiver, and 60th soon-to-be senior in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite.

Quick Hits

  • In front of nearly 10,000 fans, future Buckeye offensive guard Wyatt Davis helped block his St. John Bosco (CA) squad to a California state championship on Saturday. Opening holes all game long, the Braves picked up over 500 yards of total offense thanks to Davis, and the rest of the big boys up front. The 56-33 win over De La Salle gave Bosco their second open division title in the last four years.
  • Just like offensive lineman Tyler Gerald, and current OSU commits Marcus Williamson and Isaiah Pryor did, a potential Buckeye will make the move to IMG Academy (FL) to finish off his high school career. Four-star offensive tackle Verdis Brown is the latest prospect to announce he will play for the powerhouse program next season. The 6-foot-3, 295-pound Illinois native holds offers from the likes of Ohio State, Florida State, LSU, Michigan State, Mississippi State and Oklahoma to name a few.