Defensive lineman Josh Moore to transfer

The sophomore collected two tackles in five games in 2016.
Redshirt junior offensive lineman Adam Ploudre sophomore defensive lineman Josh Moore to give junior running back Shaun Conway a hole to run through during the the annual Black and Gold game on April 16.

New Missouri defensive line coach Brick Haley will have one less young talented player to work with this fall.

Sophomore Josh Moore announced his decision to transfer via Twitter on Monday.

“Thank you Mizzou for the great memories, but I plan to transfer and follow other opportunities academically and athletically,” Moore said in the tweet.

Moore, an Olathe, Kansas native, played as a true freshman in 2015 and registered nine total tackles in 11 games. He played in five games in 2016, tallying just two total tackles.

Moore failed to register a sack in two seasons with the Tigers.

As a three-star recruit according to Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports, Moore had offers from Auburn, Florida State, Ohio State, Nebraska and Oklahoma, among others.

Moore is the latest defensive lineman to depart from Columbia. Junior Charles Harris announced in December he would forgo his senior season to enter the NFL Draft. Rickey Hatley and Josh Augusta won’t be back after playing in their final year of eligibility with the Tigers.

Edited by Eli Lederman | elederman@themaneater.com

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