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What Speedy Wideout Joshua Moore Brings to the Red Raiders

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Last night, the Red Raiders football staff earned a commitment from former 4-Star Wideout and former Texas Longhorn Joshua Moore!

Coming out of high school, Moore was a 4-Star wideout and the 96th ranked player in the Class of 2018, while being the 19th ranked Wide Receiver and the 10th ranked player in Texas.

He played three seasons at Texas but ended up taking a medical redshirt his freshman year when he suffered a shoulder sprain and missed most of the 2018 season.

He recorded seven catches for 53 yards and one touchdown in four games before suffering his injury.

His one touchdown that season came against USC in which he made an incredible over-the-shoulder diving catch.

In 2019, he did run into trouble when he was arrested in downtown Austin for carrying a loaded gun without a license which led to a season-long suspension that kept him off the field in 2019.

When he was reinstated in 2020, he had what could be considered his breakout year! He recorded 30 receptions, 472 yards, and 9 touchdowns.

Moore is a big, physical, lengthy, speedy guy! This play alone shows his skill set when he runs a simple slant but ends up taking it 79-yards to the house for the score!

Coming into the program, Moore will already will one of the fastest players on the team. Once he is in open space, Moore has the ability to run away from defenders.

Tech has been known for having speedy guys, but at 6’2 like Moore, it is kind of freakish to have a big guy who can turn on the jets like him.

His best game of the 2020 season came against UTEP where he finished with 6 receptions 127 yards and a touchdown.

He is not just a speed guy, but can also go up and highpoint those catches over the middle.

Tech fans will love this guy because when you combine his speed with his deep-threat ball-catching ability, you get an absolute playmaker.

This guy can go up and make big catches over defenders and be that deep threat in this offense and fill the void of Erik Ezukanma who declared for the 2022 NFL Draft yesterday.

Going into 2021 there was a lot of high expectations for him, and he certainly delivered in the games he did play in this season.

He finished this season with 24 receptions 265 yards, and three touchdowns. He did not appear to gel with new Texas Head Coach Steve Sarkisian and ended up leaving the program and entering the transfer portal just eight games into the season.

One of his best games this season came against Oklahoma where he finished with 8 receptions, 83 yards, and two touchdowns.

Offensive Coordinator Zach Kittley is going to have fun inputting this guy into this offense because he can be the star receiver for Texas Tech next season if he puts the work in.

With the chance to learn under new Wide Receivers Coach Emmett Jones, who has sent quite a few guys into the NFL, I expect him to make an immediate impact next season.

Moore is the second guy to transfer from Texas to Texas Tech, with Safety Tyler Owens being the first when McGuire first came in.

McGuire and his staff are building a different culture here in Lubbock, and if Moore can buy into what he’s doing and trying to build he will be a key piece of this offense next season.

He will be coming to Lubbock classified as a Junior, so he will have two seasons of eligibility left.

Expect some big-time catches and big-time plays next season from Moore!

Red Raider fans should be excited this guy is here in Lubbock!

McGuire and staff have been killing it on the recruiting trail, and now they hit a home run in the transfer portal with Moore and don’t expect them to be finished and they should get a few more guys once the season ends.

So, this guy could very well be the next receiver from Texas Tech to make his mark and go to the NFL Draft just like Ezukanma is this year!

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