Gators land Christmas commitment from 4* OL T.J. Moore


Florida’s 2017 class picked up a verbal commitment Sunday from a highly recruited offensive lineman.

Four-star OL T.J. Moore (Mallard Creek, N.C.) announced on his Twitter account he was committing to the Gators over Tennessee and South Carolina.

UF coach Jim McElwain and Gators recruiting coordinator Drew Hughes later acknowledged Moore’s commitment.

The 6-foot-6 offensive lineman plans on giving Florida his final official visit on Jan. 27 after recently picking up an offer from the Gators.

Moore does, however, have visits scheduled with the Volunteers and Gamecocks, but it’s unclear if his Christmas commitment throws a wrench in the plans.

Florida’s coaching staff is no stranger to prospects from Moore’s Charlotte-based high school.

The Gators signed former five-star offensive lineman D.J. Humphries out of Mallard Creek in 2011. Humphries was later taken in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals.

With Moore’s verbal commitment, which is non-binding until he signs a letter of intent, the Gators have 14 commitments in the 2017 class.