In early April, erstwhile Syracuse tight end Kendall Moore announced on social media that he had himself a new college football home. Nearly four months later, that move has come to fruition.
Texas confirmed Friday that Moore has graduated from SU and officially joined the UT football team. The Longhorns open summer camp Monday, and Moore will be on hand working out with his new teammates.
As he’s coming in as a graduate transfer — he announced his departure from the Orange in December — he’ll be eligible to play in 2017, his final season of eligibility.
Moore started a total of four games in 2014 and 2015, including two of the first three in the latter season before sustaining the season-ending injury that led to a medical hardship waiver that will allow him to play this season. The 6-5, 245-pound senior finished his ‘Cuse career with 14 catches for 150 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He caught one of the passes for 15 of the yards in 2016.
In Austin, Moore could very well open the season as the starter. The incumbent Andrew Beck has undergone a pair of foot surgeries while two others on the roster at the position, Reese Leitao and Cade Brewer, haven’t played a down at the collegiate level. The former definitely won’t be the starter to start the season as he was suspended for the first two games because of an offseason arrest.
One other option at tight end,Garrett Gray, is making the transition from wide receiver.