Recruiting news slows down for the next couple months, after the 2017 cycle came to a close on Feb. 1.
But a name that Michigan has been focusing on in the 2018 class since September is Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy WR recruit Joshua Moore. A 4-star prospect, according to the 247Sports composite, Moore is a native of Yoakum, Texas, and just transferred to IMG ahead of his senior campaign, like a lot of top-notch high school prospects do.
Moore’s highlight tape is one that will make you hit the rewind button a lot – plays like these two are why.
— Matt Freeman (@mattfreemanISD) September 1, 2016
Or this one.
— Damon Sayles (@DamonSayles) February 4, 2017
You might as well just watch an entire reel.
"I want what God wants for me" – Inky Johnson #VFL
— JoshuaMoore (@_TheJoshuaMoore) January 3, 2017
Moore is a top target for Michigan’s 2018 receiver class with an absurd 55 reported offers to choose from before his senior season even begins.
Moore has been tabbed a favorite to choose Texas, Texas A&M or Oklahoma. But, as has become more common with high profile Texas recruits, there are two Midwest schools standing out to Moore: Michigan and Ohio State.
Moore recently broke down his relationship with the Wolverines with Land of 10.
On how often he hears from Michigan and whom he is speaking with: “(Before the dead period), I heard from Michigan daily. The boss man (Jim Harbaugh) texted me on National Signing Day. He told me, ‘It’s our time,’ and he wants to get this thing started.”
On where Michigan stands with him: “They’re pretty high with me right now. They’re in the running (to be my leader) with a few others.”
On what stands out about Michigan: “Jordan (uniforms, and the apparel in general).”
On his relationship with Michigan’s staff: “If not the best, it’s one of the best relationships I’ve had the opportunity to build with any university. Just because they take the time to reach out to me and check with me, plus, the relationships I’ve built with the staff members there.”
Moore has no set date on when he will commit. Originally, his plan was to commit on June 9, but 55 offers later, and, well, that date might be delayed a bit now.
With intentions to visit for months now, expect Moore to get up to Ann Arbor sometime during spring, more than likely for the Spring Game. If not then, a visit will happen at some point, possibly waiting until the fall for an official visit.
At just a half-inch over 6-foot, Moore fits nicely into what the Wolverines need in its 2018 class. He is ranked as the No. 60 overall prospect in the country and the No. 8 overall WR prospect.