Olathe (Kan.) North High School tight end Josh Moore won't sign a letter of intent until February of 2015. He knows that. He's also aware that plenty can change between now and then. More offers will arrive, and the pecking order may change. Still, he's not shy about naming an early favorite.
A shakeup could come at any time. But, at least for now, he has his frontrunner in place. He doesn't mind sharing it, either.
"It's probably Texas Tech," Moore said. "Jace Amaro, the guy they want me to replace, he leads the Big 12 in receiving yards or touchdowns or whatever, so I like that a lot. I talk to the coaches a lot on Twitter and stuff."
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Moore holds three scholarship offers so far. Kansas, TCU and Texas Tech have made things official. There could me more in store as well. The 6-foot-5 tight end is receiving his share of interest regionally, and the traveling has already begun.
"I visited Kansas State - an unofficial -- for that game with TCU this weekend," Moore said. "I liked it a lot. It was really nice. They said they are still taking their time to review my film. They told me that they only give out, like, 50 offers a year instead of 200 like other schools will do. They said that makes the offer more special."
Moore has also visited Nebraska, KU and Oklahoma this season, but has no further travel plans set in stone. Instead, he'll turn his attention to basketball season.
"Some football coaches are going to come out to see play basketball this season," Moore said. "I know for sure Texas Tech and TCU's coaches are coming out to watch me in a basketball game. I'm not really sure about anything else."
Despite generating mild interest as a basketball prospect, Moore says his future is definitely in football. He does not consider himself to be a true two-sport athlete. Instead, he sees basketball as a way to pass the time between football seasons.
Moore's Olathe North team has accumulated an 8-3 overall record this season and is still alive in the Kansas state football playoffs.