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Four-star DB Josh Moore flips from Stanford, commits to USC

Moore was a Stanford commit for months but pledged new allegiance to the Trojans this past weekend

At the same time, a Pac-12 foe’s recruiting class weakened, and the USC Trojans football class of 2021 got stronger.

Four-star defensive back Josh Moore flipped his commitment from the Stanford Cardinal to USC this past weekend, thanking Cardinal head coach David Shaw before moving on. Penning his message on social media.

“I want to thank Coach Shaw and the rest of the Stanford family for opening their arms to my family and I. They were always supportive of me and I want to thank them for recruiting me. After a deep discussion with my family and some prayer, I have decided to decommit from Stanford University and commit to ...


Moore is a four-star defensive back prospect and as one of four safeties committed to Stanford for the class of 2021. He’s ranked nationally as the 409th-best prospect, hailing from Marist School in Atlanta, Georgia, he also ranks as the state’s 19th-best player and the country’s 24th-best safety. He had well over 35 scholarship offers.

With Moore on defense, Marist School was 3-0 at the time of his commitment to USC.

247Sports Director of Scouting Barton Simmons wrote this about Moore:

Safety prospect on the bigger end with long arms and the frame to bulk up further and provide some position flexibility. Plays with burst and range. Shows ball skills down the field. Closes on runners in space in a tackling position. Comfortable as a single-high safety breaking downhill in the intermediate pass game. Quality wide receiver that shows good hands and catch-and-run athleticism. Athletic movements suggest versatility. Speed may limit his ability in man coverage. Power Five impact starter that has some NFL Draft upside that could land a few different positions.

Welcome to the Trojan Family, Josh. You’ve made the right decision to come a little south.