Syracuse tight end Kendall Moore has announced he will transfer from SU to Texas for his final year of eligibility. He made the announcement via Instagram Sunday.
Moore was with the Orange for four seasons. He received a medical redshirt in 2015 and has one year of eligibility remaining. As a graduate transfer, he will not have to sit out a season.
Moore’s career at Syracuse ends with a total of 15 receptions for 150 yards. He never had more than six catches in a season under Scott Shafer and Dino Babers, and in 2016 caught just one pass for 15 yards in the Orange’s blowout loss to Louisville. Syracuse fans will probably only remember Moore for his game-winning catch against Villanova in the first week of the 2014 season. He played three games in the 2015 season, and in November was given a medical redshirt for that year to make him eligible to play again in 2017.
With redshirt senior Cameron MacPherson on the way out, Moore was the only scholarship tight end returning to the Orange in 2017. Now, SU will have to rely on freshman Aaron Hackett and junior college transfer Ravian Pierce to fill the position. Hackett was one of the first members of the 2017 recruiting class when he committed in July but is only rated as two stars on some of the major recruiting sites. Pierce was formerly committed to Mississippi State before joining the Orange and at one point was a four-star recruit.
Moore will play under Tom Herman in his first year as head coach at Texas. The Longhorns went 5-7 in 2016 and have missed a bowl game in two consecutive years for the first time since 1993.
Posted: Nathan Dickinson