Former Nebraska Cornhuskers offensive lineman Tyler Moore will be transferring to the Florida Gators. According to Moore’s father, the 6-foot-6 and 305 pound lineman informed Florida head coach Will Muschamp Thursday about his decision. He also indicated his son was considering the Florida State Seminoles, but opted to go with the Gators because of his comfort level with the coaching staff.
Moore played last year at Nebraska as a true freshman, but decided to leave the team in August for personal reasons. He is currently attending St. Petersburg College in his hometown of Clearwater, Florida. The original plan was for Moore to return to the Cornhuskers, but ultimately he decided on transferring to a school closer to home. He is taking 2012 as a redshirt season, and will be eligible to return to the field next year as a sophomore.
Moore played in nine games last season for Nebraska and started four at right tackle. He was supposed to be the starting left tackle for the Huskers this year. Moore is only the tenth true freshman to ever start at offensive line for Nebraska and he was the first Cornhusker ever to start on the o-line in a season opener. In each of his four starts in 2011 the team ran for over 200 yards.
This is the second offensive lineman Florida has acquired via transfer this year. Max Garcia, formerly of the Maryland Terrapins, was added this summer and is redshirting this season. This is a terrific score for the Gators as it should really help both their running game and pass protection come 2013.