Richard Moore Transferring From A&M

Texas A&M's linebacker and defensive depth took another hit when junior Richard Moore announced via Twitter that he was leaving the University. 

Moore started five games at strong side linebacker in 2016, registering 29 tackles. Moore came to A&M from state power Cedar Hill in 2015. A four-star prospect, Moore chose Texas A&M over Baylor, Kansas State, Oklahoma State and TCU.

Moore was an undersized inside linebacker at 218 pounds and A&M appears to be going bigger at that position under John Chavis. Otaro Alaka and Tyrell Dodson are both north of 240 and true freshman Anthony Hines is all of 220 with a frame to add more good weight. But nevertheless Moore's departure creates more depth issues for an Aggie position that has been hit hard by both injury and attrition in recent years. Shaan Washington and Claude George both graduated while Jordan Mastrogiovanni gave up football due to injuries. Josh Walker was highly regarded but ran afoul of the law early in 2016. 

This spring Dodson, Hines and four star true freshman Santino Marchiol were all lost at some point due to various injuries. 

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Posted on May 5, 2017 and filed under Texas A&M.