With their commitments already in hand, St. Thomas More’s Trevor Begue and Kevin Moore of Acadiana embarked on official visits over the weekend that solidified their futures.
Begue, a longtime pledge to McNeese State, remained that way following his official visit to Lake Charles, enabling the fleet-footed wide receiver to meet and talk with the key figures in his immediate future.
“I went there with an open mind not knowing what to expect,” Begue said. “It passed my expectations and beyond. We have a really good recruiting class coming in.”
More than two months after committing to Texas Tech and cancelling a scheduled visit to Oklahoma State, Moore decided after meeting his family to visit Stillwater, Okla.
While the trip proved to be enjoyable, Moore’s pledge to Texas Tech remains firm.
“This visit went great. I had a great experience, but I didn’t feel like it was enough to change my mind,” Moore said. “I didn’t get the same vibe that I did when I visited Texas Tech.”
Moore, a two-time Class 5A all-state linebacker, selected Texas Tech following an official visit in October. Since then, Moore’s primary recruiter — cornerbacks coach Kevin Curtis — was fired. But the 6-foot, 195-pounder said that wasn’t a motivating factor in visiting Oklahoma State.
“I cancelled that visit after committing to Texas Tech,” Moore said of Oklahoma State. “Then I talked to my parents, and I felt like it wouldn’t hurt to go and visit one more school. I was just enjoying the process.”
Moore said he’s already had his in-home visit with Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury and came away further impressed.
“It was great,” he said. “I asked all the questions I needed, and we talked about the future. We had a great time.”
Since McNeese made several coaching changes in December, it was Begue’s first opportunity to meet and form opinions of new head coach Lance Guidry, offensive coordinator Landon Hoefer and wide receivers coach Kerry Joseph.
Begue, a Class 4A all-state selection with 66 catches for 1,196 yards and 17 TDs, is projected to play slot receiver for the Cowboys.
“I feel my relationship with the coaches may be even better, and I feel good about that,” Begue said. “I went over film and some routes coach Hoefer wanted to put in. I feel I can step right and contribute to the team, but it’s not going to be easy.”
Begue said he cancelled a remaining visit Jan. 30 to Northwestern State.
“Coach Guidry thanked me for staying committed throughout the process,” Begue said. “I was impressed they accepted me and really want me there. I was sold from the beginning.”