Lessons Learned about D1 Recruiting: Texas Commit Reese Moore

Reese Moore (@reesemoore8) is a 4-star tight end and offensive tackle that plays for Seminole high school in Seminole, Texas.  As a senior in 2017 he had 14 receptions for 372 yards and five touchdowns at tight end while also playing tackle. He also had 11 tackles, two sacks, two quarterback hurries and two pass breakups on defense.  Moore was named to the All-District and All-State teams and was awarded the Distrcit 2-4A Offensive Lineman of the Year award. He recorded a 295 lb. bench and 425 lb. squat, with a 23.4 inch vertical.

Moore is a University of Texas commit (Class of 2018). He is and ESPN Top 300 recruit and is rated 4-stars by  247 Sports, ESPN with offers to Baylor, Kansas, Missouri, Northwestern, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU, Texas, TCU, Texas Tech, Tulane, UCF, UTSA, Vanderbilt, Virginia, and Washington State.

D1 Recruiting caught up with Moore to ask him about the recruiting process, and he provided the following advice for D1 prospects:

What do you wish you had known about the recruiting process before you got your first offer?

I wish I would have known how much time and effort it would have taken me. I always thought it would be coaches calling and offering me but it was nothing like that. It was challenging learning how to make good conversation, always being on the spot, and being evaluated to see what kind of person you are.

What is a small thing you believe recruits can do to increase their exposure?

Send your film out to every coach possible, follow every coach possible, and if they follow back text them and start a conversation.

What role (if any) did social media (e.g. Twitter, Instagram) play in your recruitment?

Twitter played the biggest role in my recruitment because it allowed my name to get out there.

What role (if any) did camps, combines, and showcases play in your recruitment?

They helped me a lot because I live in a small town in West Texas where no recruiters go out to see anyone. So going to camps started everything for me in helping me to get noticed.

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