With National Signing Day rapidly approaching, flips and decommitments are likely to be abundant. Every program in the nation will do what they can to lure high-profile prospects before pen gets put to paper.
The rumor mill has swirled around Tampa Catholic four-star wide receiver and Clemson commit TJ Moore. In-state schools like Florida and Miami are among those pushing to flip the elite wideout, but he put an end to those rumors on Saturday, re-affirming his commitment to Dabo Swinney and the Tigers:
“I am 100% committed to Clemson University I will not be flipping and will be signing in December,” Moore wrote. “I know Clemson is where I want to be. One of the main reasons I committed to Clemson is because I know that not only will they help me grow as an Athlete but most importantly they will help me grow as a Man and will make sure that I am the best student I can possibly be.”
Moore is one of five top-100 prospects in Clemson’s class. He checks in as the No. 86 overall prospect and No. 17 WR in the 2024 cycle, according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.
He pledged to the Tigers on June 6, choosing the ACC program over Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee. Relationships put Clemson over top of the SEC schools in the running for his commitment.
“They’ve said I was their guy since day one,” Moore told On3 upon his commitment. “They are great role models and great people so I really respect them and their intentions. I’d say Coach Grisham, Artavius Scott, and coach Swinney are the coaches that I am closest with. Their plan is to get me the ball no matter what because they see what I do with it.”
Moore has an On3 NIL Valuation of $132K. The On3 NIL Valuation is the industry’s leading index that sets high school and college athletes’ projected annual value (PAV). The NIL valuation does not act as a tracker of the value of NIL deals an athlete has completed to date. It rather signifies an athlete’s value at a certain moment in time.
TJ Moore Scouting Summary
“Savvy receiver with translatable technical skills and functional athleticism. Measured in at over 6-foot-2, 180 pounds as a junior. Showed improved athleticism as a junior, posting a 11.13 second mark in the 100 meters along with a 6-3 foot high jump. Turned in a strong junior campaign, catching 42 passes for 1,021 yards and 13 touchdowns. Averaged over 24 yards per catch. Technically advanced. A natural hands catcher who frames catches with good form. Has high end ball skills with the ability to come down with acrobatic grabs. Makes impressive one-handed catches. Easily tracks the ball over his shoulder.
…A bouncy and light footed mover. Drops his weight and uses lateral agility to break off defensive backs as a route-runner. Shows the ability to maximize yardage after the catch. May not have a truly overwhelming facet to his game but is skilled in about every facet. Younger for the cycle with an April birthday. Projects as a high floor outside receiver prospect.”