July 17, 2012; Hoover, AL, USA; Texas A&M Aggies helmet sits in front of an SEC backdrop during the 2012 SEC media days event at the Wynfrey Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Kelly Lambert-USA TODAY Sports

Richard Moore commits to Texas A&M: 3-star OLB joins H.S. teammate with Aggies


The commitments continue to roll in for Texas A&M as the Aggies landed their second commitment of the day and the second from Cedar Hill High School as three-star outside linebacker Richard Moore joined teammate Damarkus Lodge as the 16th and 17th commitment for the Aggies 2015 class.

Lodge committed to Texas A&M early on Thursday afternoon to give the Aggies their third five-star recruit in the class and with the addition of his high school teammate, the Aggies further cement their status as the nation’s No. 2 ranked recruiting class, trailing only the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 247Sports team rankings.

The 6-1, 204-pound Moore is the nation’s No. 626 player regardless of position, the No. 43 outside linebacker and the No. 75 player in the talent-rich state of Texas. Moore also held offers from Arizona State, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Baylor, Washington and Wake Forest, among others.

Moore received his scholarship offer when he visited College Station for Friday Night Lights on March 28th and was back on campus on Wednesday for an unofficial visit which in effect served as the final touch needed to convince him to shut down his recruitment and give his pledge to head coach Kevin Sumlin.

Moore could stand to bulk up 25-35 pounds so a potential redshirt season could await for him as a freshman, but he is a tackling machine with above-average instincts to make an impact on the Texas A&M defense in the near future after beginning his career on special teams.

Last year as a junior on the state champion Cedar Hill team that also includes LSU quarterback Justin McMillan, Moore recorded 182 tackles with 31 of his stops coming for a loss, eight sacks, three pass deflections and one forced fumble.


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