USA TODAY Sports-Rich Barnes

SYRACUSE GRAD TRANSFER TE PICKS TEXAS

Meet former Syracuse TE Kendall Moore (6-5, 245), who will be eligible to play immediately as a grad transfer at Texas barring any snafus in his being admitted to grad school at UT.

Texas, which has a desperate need at tight end, can't confirm anything until Moore is admitted/enrolled as a UT grad student, which hasn't happened yet.

But Moore announced on his Instagram account Sunday he's headed to Texas:

"Officially a Longhorn. Happy to call Texas my new home."

https://www.instagram.com/p/BSZGWD2FOkk/?taken-by=bighomieken

https://twitter.com/ChipBrownHD/status/848621389171093505

Moore played in 37 games at Syracuse with four starts and had 15 receptions for 150 yards, including two touchdowns (medical redshirt in 2015), per his Syracuse bio:

http://www.cuse.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=12762

Texas has a desperate need at tight end. The only veteran at the position for the Longhorns - senior-to-be Andrew Beck - is coming off of a broken foot.

Redshirt freshman Peyton Aucoin (6-5, 250) has battled a shoulder injury this spring. Incoming freshman TE Cade Brewer of Lake Travis is 6-foot-3 and now up to 230 pounds. But incoming freshman TE Reese Leitao (6-4, 237) of Jenks High School in Tulsa is facing a felony drug charge pending an April 18 court hearing in Oklahoma.

Backup tight end Garrett Gray, a 6-4, 230-pound junior, was converted after playing receiver.  Texas coach Tom Herman has said Gray is probably a year away physically from being ready to really contribute.

MY TAKE: With Texas down to Beck, Gray, Aucoin and incoming freshman Cade Brewer of Lake Travis because of Leitao's uncertain future Considering Andrew Beck had just 4 catches for 82 yards and 2 TDs last season at Texas and has a career total 12 catches for 159 yards and 2 TDs, seems like any experience at the position is a positive in light of UT's current situation.

 

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