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Heavily recruited Yoakum WR chooses Nebraska

By Marcus Gutierrez
June 18, 2017 at 10 p.m.

Yoakum's Joshua Moore avoids Goliad's defense in the Class 3A, Division I regional playoff game at D.W. Rutledge Stadium last season. As one of the most sought-after recruits in the nation, Moore  is headed to Nebraska.

Yoakum's Joshua Moore avoids Goliad's defense in the Class 3A, Division I regional playoff game at D.W. Rutledge Stadium last season. As one of the most sought-after recruits in the nation, Moore is headed to Nebraska.

With more than 50 college offers in the country, Yoakum's Joshua Moore is one of the most highly recruited high school football players in the nation.

But there was one school that stood out more than the others.

In a moving video honoring his late brother Quintin on Father's Day on Sunday, the wide receiver announced on Twitter he will attend Nebraska in the fall of 2018.

"I have always been told that a person who plays for something bigger than themselves is unstoppable," Moore said in his commitment video. "And I am determined to be that one."

Moore chose the Cornhuskers over Texas A&M and Florida State.

Moore spent part of the spring at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., but returned to Yoakum to play his senior season with twin brother, Jordan Moore, a Texas A&M commit.

Joshua Moore helped the Bulldogs reach the Class 3A, Division I state final. He helped Yoakum win nine straight games, including five straight playoff games to reach the state final for the first time since 1952.

Yoakum fell to Mineola 35-14.

Moore played quarterback, wide receiver and cornerback for the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs are expected to make another run to the state title game with only eight players graduated from last year's team.

Yoakum athletic director and head football coach Bo Robinson is excited for his players getting the opportunity to play at the next level.

"I'm happy for Josh," Robinson said. "They (Nebraska) got a good one. I was pulling for the Aggies, but I will support all my guys' decisions. I'm blessed to have so many talented athletes in Yoakum."

The Bulldogs will open the 2017 season on the road against the Class 4A Hondo Owls on Sept. 1.


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