Former Texas A&M linebacker Richard Moore will transfer to SMU, a source told Pony Stampede. The Cedar Hill, Tex. native will be back in Dallas for the final three years of his college eligibility.
The 6-1, 218-pound rising junior will redshirt during the 2017 season at SMU before being able to suit up for Chad Morris' team in 2018 and 2019.
As a freshman in College Station, Tex., Moore first saw action in Game Six, but in eight games of action, Moore contributed 39 tackles (4.9 per game), including 7.5 tackles for loss of yardage. He added a sack, a pass break up and a QB hurry while making starts against Auburn, Vanderbilt and LSU. http://www.scout.com/college/southern-methodist/story/1778763-tennessee-...
As a sophomore in 2016, Moore played in 11 games with five starts, making 29 total tackles, two tackles for loss, a sack and a pass deflection. Moore started the last two games of the season for the Aggies.
Moore was a three-star prospect on Scout, the No. 38 overall outside linebacker and No. 4 outside linebacker in Texas in the 2015 class. June Jones' staff at SMU extended an offer to Moore in January 2014, as Moore detailed to Pony Stampede. He ultimately signed with the Aggies.
SMU also picked up a transfer in former Tennessee defensive end Dimarya Mixon, who will be immediately eligible for his senior season.
The former Cedar Hill High School linebacker announced his transfer from Texas A&M in a tweet below on May 5.
Stick with Pony Stampede for more on the latest recruiting news and roster moves as Morris' team takes shape for the 2017 season. The Mustangs open the season against Stephen F. Austin on Sept. 2 in Ford Stadium.