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Trey Moore, transfer from the Texas Longhorns, is becoming increasingly popular as a “sleeper” in the 2025 NFL Draft

AUSTIN – The Texas Longhorns are bringing a talented 10-man transfer class to the SEC next season, and edge rusher Trey Moore is one of the main reasons for the excitement surrounding the group.

After being named AAC Defensive Player of the Year last season at UTSA, Moore decided to try out the portal and committed to Texas with the goal of continuing his dominance against stronger competition. But even before he begins his first season in Austin, Moore is already generating plenty of excitement ahead of the 2025 NFL Draft.

ESPN draft analyst Matt Miller recently released his list of “sleepers” for the 2025 draft based on conversations with scouts, and listed Moore as a player to keep an eye on. One scout even said Moore could “shoot up the draft lists” this season.

“An AFC scout who covers the state of Texas compared him to 247-pound edge rusher Dallas Turner, who went to the Vikings with the No. 17 pick in the 2024 draft,” Miller wrote.

“Moore is exactly what (the Longhorns) were missing,” the scout told Miller. “He's light, but we saw that with Turner last year. Moore is a very similar guy who can be catapulted into rebounds.”

When Texas coach Steve Sarkisian spoke at Houston's Touchdown Club last month, he specifically praised Moore.

“(Trey Moore) is going to be a real problem,” Sarkisian said. “He's going to be a guy to watch this fall.”

The Smithson Valley High School and San Antonio product stayed home in the 210 as part of the 2021 recruiting class, and it paid off. After recording just one tackle as a freshman, he was the star of UTSA Roadrunners and coach Jeff Traylor's season last season. During the regular season, he recorded 14 sacks, third-most in the FBS, while adding 45 total tackles, three passes defensed, one forced fumble and one interception. This came after recording eight sacks and two forced fumbles in 2022.

Texas will open the season on August 31 against Colorado State in Austin before playing Moore's former UTSA team two weeks later on Saturday, September 14.