Jordan Moore has never been to the state of Nebraska. The only hurdle keeping his Lincoln trip uncertain this weekend is finding a plane ticket.
The consensus four-star safety from Texas hadn’t expected to trek to Memorial Stadium for NU’s 7 p.m. season opener Saturday against Arkansas State, as the last-minute travel scramble illustrates. A Texas A&M commit since last December, he had only planned an official visit for the Wisconsin game Oct. 7 — and only then to accompany his twin brother, touted wide receiver and Husker commit Joshua Moore.
But when Joshua decided to take an additional unofficial visit this weekend with his mom and younger sister, Jordan channeled one of his best skills as a defensive back and adjusted. Cornerbacks coach Donte Williams has also been in touch, encouraging him to make an appearance.
So is Jordan coming as a supportive sibling or an open-minded recruit?
“Just making sure I’m not missing out on anything that’ll allow me and my brother to play again (in college),” Jordan told The World-Herald late Wednesday night.
Said Joshua: “If you ask me, I would say he’s interested in Nebraska.”
Jordan is rated as high as the No. 9 safety nationally by Rivals and the No. 128 player overall by ESPN. Joshua, who holds more than 50 scholarship offers, is considered the No. 33 player in the country by ESPN and the No. 4 wideout.
Joshua said Wednesday he didn’t think his twin would be coming with him to Lincoln but would welcome the additional company. The pass catcher said he’s anxious to chat with fellow four-star wideout and visitor Isaah Crocker — a Sacramento, California, resident with whom he’s grown close since the two were teammates at The Opening camp in July — as well as other potential recruits like California four-star defensive back Aashari Crosswell.
Saturday night will be Joshua’s first Husker game after making previous trips to Nebraska for the spring game in April and a Friday Night Lights camp in June.
The Moores live in Yoakum — a small community between San Antonio and Houston near the Gulf Coast. Joshua said there was no flooding near the family’s home, and their high school team’s first game is still on for Friday night.
Joshua caught 25 balls for 516 yards and eight touchdowns in 16 games last season. Jordan made 31 catches for 545 yards and seven scores while also recording 81 tackles, 18 pass breakups and 10 interceptions (four returned for touchdowns).
The twins plan to play Friday before making their way north for the Big Red experience the next night.
“I chose this weekend because I was honestly so eager to get back up there,” Joshua Moore said. “I wanted to pick the first home game possible.”