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The decision is final and the video is in production. All that’s left is to wait four more days until the verdict is out on where 4-star WR Joshua Moore will commit.
Moore, the No. 12 wide receiver in the 2018 class, was featured on a few videos on Twitter on Tuesday night filming his commitment video.
The biggest tease? This 2-second video of Moore flipping his gloves.
The decision is final @_TheJoshuaMoore
Who is it gonna be 👀 pic.twitter.com/0UQa0AhDB9
— FAST 🤘🏾7v7 🦍 (@Fast7v7) June 14, 2017
You can slow the video down and dissect it all you want, but we’ll be the first to tell you two things:
- That doesn’t look like Nebraska red on those gloves.
- Don’t put too much stock into those two seconds.
We’re being told by sources that Nebraska feels great about its chances to get Moore’s verbal commitment on June 18.
That is despite a wave of 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions that are fluctuating nearly every hour.
In the past few days, Moore has gained more Texas A&M predictions from recruiting reporters. Jordan Moore, Joshua’s twin brother, is committed to Texas A&M. Moore has been close with Texas A&M throughout this entire process.
Here’s where Joshua Moore’s 247Sports Crystal Ball stood as of noon Wednesday:
A few hours later, Nebraska’s percentages went up, with some reporters flipping from Florida State predictions to Nebraska.
It’s fitting that Moore’s final few days as an uncommitted recruit are a little messy. The past few months also have been that way.
From Moore’s transfer from the IMG Academy in Florida back to Yoakum, Texas, plus rumors that he wants to play with his brother at Texas A&M, then more rumors that Jordan wanted to play with Joshua at Nebraska, it’s been a whirlwind of hearsay.
The drama is nearing an end. Despite the new Texas A&M predictions and despite the gloves not looking Scarlet and Cream in that short video, we’re expecting Moore to commit to Nebraska on Sunday.
If he does, Nebraska’s 2018 class would add its third 4-star wide receiver, though we don’t expect current 4-star WR commit Eric Fuller to end up at Nebraska. (Note: 4-star Chase Williams was recruited to Nebraska as a defensive back, not as a receiver, which is how he’s listed by recruiting services.)
Moore would be a nice addition to a class that just lost 3-star WR Cameron Brown, who de-committed from Nebraska last weekend.
If Moore does commit to the Huskers, Nebraska’s 2018 recruiting class would jump from No. 12 to No. 8 in the 247Sports rankings.
We’re also told Moore is still planning to visit Nebraska the weekend of June 23 for Nebraska’s Friday Night Lights camp. It’s hard to picture Moore visiting one school after committing to another just days before.
However, crazier things have happened. Until June 18, we’ll just have to wait for that video.
— FAST 🤘🏾7v7 🦍 (@Fast7v7) June 13, 2017
Nebraska is still in it with 4-star cornerback Houston Griffith, the No. 8-rated corner in the 2018 class.
Griffith announced on Twitter that he’s trimmed his list to seven schools: Florida State, Penn State, Texas, Alabama, Nebraska, Ohio State and Notre Dame.
T O P 7 pic.twitter.com/4ZC5lxv0Jb
— Houston Griffith (@___HG3) June 14, 2017
Griffith attends the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. He holds 37 offers and is being recruited by Nebraska cornerbacks coach Donte Williams. Nebraska 2018 commit Brendan Radley-Hiles also has been recruiting Griffith hard.
Griffith visited Ohio State for a camp on June 13. He was at one point considered a top target for Ohio State, but in the last few months Notre Dame, Nebraska and a few others have bumped ahead of the Buckeyes as the perceived leaders, according to Land of 10’s own Jeremy Birmingham.
Griffith is expected to announce a commitment in the middle of his senior season. He also says he has a surprise visit planned for Thursday.