Josh Moore flips from Stanford to the USC football recruiting class for 2021

USC football receivers. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
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Three-star athlete Josh Moore decommitted from Stanford and committed to USC football on Friday morning.

USC football has found its 21 commitment for the class of 2021.

Josh Moore of Marist School in Georgia announced his decision to decommit from Stanford and make his pledge to USC on Friday.

“I want to thank Coach Shaw and the rest of the Stanford family for opening their arms to my family and I,” Moore wrote on Twitter. “They were always supportive of me and I want to thank them for recruiting me. After a deep discussion with my family and some prayers, I have decided to decommit from Stanford university and commit to…The University of Southern California!”

USC football flipped Josh Moore from Stanford and are likely to flip his position

More is a three-star prospect at safety, fitting in No. 409 in the 247Sports composite. At that ranking, he is just on the outside of four-star status.

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Even though he is graded as the No. 28 safety prospect in the class of 2021, USC isn’t likely to deploy him on the defensive side of the ball.

When the Trojans offered Moore in early September, he tagged offensive coordinator Graham Harrell and wide receivers coach Keary Colbert on Twitter. Upon committing, he once again tagged Colbert.

At 6-foot-2, 195 pounds, Moore is set to be a wide receiver in USC’s Air Raid attack. He has the skills for it too. Barton Simmons of 247Sports called him a “quality wide receiver that shows good hands and catch-and-run athleticism.”

While it’s possible Moore could end up on defense, the Trojans have already loaded up on defensive backs in the class. They have six safeties and cornerbacks, or both, committed.

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It’s a different story at wide receiver where numbers need reinforcing. Quaydarius Davis and Michael Jackson have given their pledges to the Trojans. However, with Tyler Vaughns graduating and Amon-Ra St. Brown likely to leave for the NFL, USC could use more wide receivers in the class.

Moore will fill that need

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