HornsNation, will analyze each of the scholarship players currently on the Texas roster. (The bulk of the 2012 class is not currently on the roster.) We will look at the player’s past contributions, what he might do for Texas this year and the future impact he could have on the program. Starting with No. 1 Mike Davis we will go through the roster numerically before ending with No. 99 Desmond Jackson.
Defensive tackle, 6-5, 320, junior
Impact so far
Moore transferred in prior to spring practice and spent most of the time as a backup along the defensive line. He was on the second string so that he could become more familiar with the defense and get back into the groove of playing against Division I talent after being in junior college.
Impact in 2012
Moore is poised to be one of Texas’ top defensive tackles. He should be the starter next to Ashton Dorsey, but even if he is a backup to Desmond Jackson, Moore will get plenty of playing time and should make an impact. Because of Moore’s size and strength teams will be forced to help blocking him. That should free up either the other inside player or one of the defensive ends.
Impact in 2013
Depending on the year that Moore has in 2012, he is a candidate to leave Texas and go to the pros after his junior year. If he does not, he will be part of what should be the op interior defensive line in college football. Moore will only get stronger and faster after year two of Bennie Wylie’s conditioning program and that should pay off on the field.