It didn’t take long for former LSU track star Jordan Moore to get the attention of UTSA’s coaching staff. In fact, it took less than a week of workouts.
“This cat we got number 29, Jordan Moore, he’s pretty legit,” Head Coach Frank Wilson said Monday at media day. “He’s a really good football player. We expect him to be able to contribute.”
Moore, who hasn’t been made available to media just yet, began practicing with UTSA last Wednesday. According to a recent post on his Instagram account, the former hurdler was denied an extra year of being an athlete in the SEC, which led him to UTSA as a graduate transfer.
“I remember they told me I wasn't smart enough to play football and I was just a track guy,” Moore posted on his social media account. “I had many options to play my last year but I knew in my heart what was the best decision. I swear I will never get out of beast mode!!!”
Moore is every bit of the 6’3” and 220lbs he’s listed at. The combination of his speed and size is something that has impressed the coaching staff.
“Through drills at practice, at his size, I have not personally seen anybody move the way he does in person,” Defensive Coordinator Pete Golding said. “We’ll see what he can do when it’s live, when there’s bullets coming at him. But right now from an athletic ability skillset, we ain’t got anybody like him.”
Prior to LSU, Moore was a multi-position player at TCU. Coach Wilson says the physical nature that Moore plays with is noticeable.
“He’s a big man,” said Wilson. “He is a physical player. He’s a very physical player and he’s a very fast player. He’s a tremendous asset to what we have.”
Moore is listed on UTSA’s roster as a Safety. But last week, Wilson hinted that he could see playing time on offense as well as special teams. Defensive Coordinator Pete Golding hinted the same at Monday’s Media Day.
“However he can help us win football games is where we’re going to put him,” said Golding. “If that’s on both sides with certain packages at certain times, that’ll be it but we’ll find a way to get him on the field.”
As a graduate transfer, Moore is eligible to play immediately for UTSA.
Video Moore during the “Bird Cage” Drill (INSTAGRAM)