Oklahoma wrapped up the majority of their 2013 recruiting class early Wednesday afternoon, but there was one piece of the puzzle still sitting out there. That puzzle piece was Fresno Central East (CA) defensive back L.J. Moore (VIDEO) who was not announcing until later in the day.
Well that announcement has now taken place and it appears as though the wait was worth it as the Sooners have added in Moore their 24th, and possibly final, commitment in this 2013 class. Moore joins his high school teammate Hatari Byrd who also signed with Oklahoma today and had been committed for some time.
I said possibly final commitment above because the Sooners are still in on JUCO defensive tackle Toby Johnson who did not sign this Wednesday, but should likely do so within the next couple weeks.
As for Moore, he is a guy who could play either corner or safety for Oklahoma, though the hope is that corner is his future home. There is a definite need for this Oklahoma defense, both for this upcoming season as well as depth for future seasons. Primarily for 2014 when the Sooners will have to replace Aaron Colvin.
His game plays very well for what Mike Stoops asks of his secondary. Moore is someone who is very comfortable coming up in run support and either taking on blocks or bringing down the ball carrier. He also played some wide receiver, so he displays the ball skills necessary at that position and an attribute you always look for in a cornerback.
Moore held offers from Arizona State, California, Notre Dame, and Oregon State among others.
Welcome to Sooner Nation, L.J.!