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Elite UTSA Transfer Edge Trey Moore Commits to Texas

The Texas Longhorns landed a huge commitment from the NCAA Transfer Portal this weekend.

AUSTIN, TX -- Just one win away from earning their first chance to play for a national title since 2009, the Texas Longhorns have reason to celebrate a little bit early. 

Following a string of reports connecting him to the program over the last couple of weeks UTSA linebacker and edge rusher Trey Moore has committed to Texas on Saturday, giving them a much-needed boost to their pass rush for the 2024 season. 

Moore, a native of Spring Branch, Texas, picked the Longhorns over pursuit from Ohio State and Alabama, among other high-profile programs via the NCAA Transfer Portal.

An absolute standout in every sense of the word for the Roadrunners, Moore helped lead UTSA to a 21-7 record over the last two seasons, setting school records in the process, and being named a Freshman All-American in his his redshirt freshman campaign. 

Dec 2, 2022; San Antonio, Texas, USA; North Texas Mean Green quarterback Austin Aune (2) passes in front of UTSA Roadrunners linebacker Trey Moore (31) in the second half at the Alamodome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

Trey Moore vs. North Texas

In that season, Moore had 59 tackles, eight sacks, 18 tackles for loss and six passes defended, with two forced fumbles in 14 games. Those 18 TFLs were a program record.

However, Moore wasn't done there. In 2023, he was arguably better, finishing with 45 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, and 14 sacks, with an interception, three passes defended, and a forced fumble.

Against the Longhorns in 2022, Moore had two tackles and a half a tackle for loss.

Moore will join an already talented edge rushing group for the Horns' first year in the SEC, which will feature returning starter Ethan Burke, key contributor Justice Finkley, and up-and-coming talents like J'Mond Tapp, Billy Walton, Tuasili Akana, and Colton Vasek.

The Longhorns could also get back their top edge rusher, Barryn Sorrell, depending on his NFL Draft decision.