Nation’s top WR decommits from LSU; Is Texas A&M football a player for in-state star?

LSU sustained a massive blow with the decommitment of a highly skilled receiver. Could Texas A&M football wedge their way into this one?
Oct 7, 2023; Columbia, Missouri, USA; A LSU Tigers fan watches team warm ups against the Missouri
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Nation’s top-rated WR decommits from LSU. Can Texas A&M football make a move for Dakorien Moore?

Some absolutely massive recruiting news broke last night that caught the attention of not only Texas A&M football fans, but college football fans around the nation. The top-ranked recruit in Texas and #1 WR in the nation, Dakorien Moore from Duncanville, has decommitted from LSU.

This is huge news for several reasons. LSU has been assembling what looked to be the no-doubt top class in the nation, with Moore, top overall player QB Bryce Underwood, and fellow five-star Harlem Berry all making early pledges to the Bayou Bengals. With one of those big three now backing off his pledge, the group looks a good sight less impressive. I guess that interview Brian Kelly did wasn't all that great of an idea!

WIth some of the comments that Moore made in his announcement, it seems like he has a school already in mind to commit to. However, that this wasn’t a straight-up flip from one school to another is interesting.

Ohio State, Oregon, and Texas have all been big players for Moore even while he was still committed, and he was not afraid to be public with his interest in other programs. The prevailing thought is that the Longhorns now have the inside edge, but as I said, the fact that he didn’t make a direct flip still leaves the door cracked for others.

In that vein, Moore currently has a visit scheduled to Oregon this weekend. With this recent news, you have to think that Dan Lanning, Will Stein, and the entire Ducks staff will be putting a full-court press on during this visit.

Can Texas A&M football expect to make a play for the in-state receiver? Not at the moment, it appears. Stranger things have happened in the past, but from all accounts, Moore has given the Aggie staff the cold shoulder.

It would be massive to get him on campus, and he has previously made plans to come to College Station before eventually changing course, so it’s not completely out of the question. At this point, though, I’d expect Moore to head elsewhere.