Back in mid-August it was reported that Tyler Moore was taking a sabbatical from the Nebraska football program and taking a semester off from the school, with head coach Bo Pelini stating that the door would be open for the player to return.
Apparently, the offensive lineman has decided to close the door Pelini had left open for him.
Speaking to GatorNation.com, Moore’s father confirmed that his son has decided to transfer from the Cornhuskers to Florida. Moore, who is currently attending a junior college in his home state of Florida, had intended to re-sign with the Huskers.
Instead, after meeting with head coach Will Muschamp and the Gator coaching staff, Moore opted to continue his collegiate playing career closer to his hometown of Clearwater, Fla.
“He really likes Coach Muschamp and the Florida staff and just felt really comfortable when he was there,” Brian Moore, Tyler’s father, told the website. “I’ve never seen a staff work as hard as their staff. From Muschamp, to the strength coach (Jeff) Dillman, to the director of player personnel Jon Haskins, there was just a different energy at Florida.”
The elder Moore also confirmed that the decision came down to a choice between UF and Florida State.
Last season, Moore, a four-star member of Nebraska’s 2011 recruiting class, started four games for the Cornhuskers, the most ever for a true freshman at the school. He was projected to be the starting left tackle this season before abruptly leaving the program.