Moore will play for Ole Miss this fall

Blinn WR Darrin Moore (6-4, 220) informed late Friday night that he has indeed committed to play football for Mississippi this fall. The talented wideout had a solid redshirt freshman season for the Buccaneers in 2009 and it was assumed he would need to be there in the fall as well, but he'll have enough credits to receive his AA degree on August 8th...

"Nobody actually knows that I could have gotten out this summer," Moore told "I had a lot of classes to take and a few on-line courses, but I'll be done with those on August 8th and I guess when the Ole Miss coaches found out about that, they decided to recruit me and offer me.

"One of their wide receivers got dismissed and after they found out about me, we started talking and then they offered me if I could get done and I'll finish up my last class on August 8th which is when they report for camp.

"I'll probably miss a couple days, maybe three, while my paperwork goes through and stuff, but I'll be done and then join them."

Moore said talking to Mississippi head coach Houston Nutt and know he'll be facing SEC competition every week is what made him decide to give up his second year at Blinn.

"I loved my time at Blinn, but that's SEC football and I couldn't pass this opportunity up," Moore said. "Not everyone gets a second chance to live their dream, but I am and I'm going to make the most of it.

"Coach Nutt and the rest of the staff were really excited when I told them I was coming. I'm going to be a down-field guy for them, but I can do whatever they need me to do."

A quick rewind is possibly needed with Moore's situation.

Moore prepped at McArthur (Irving, Tx.) High School and signed with UTEP, however he ran into some off-field problems and ended up leaving to get a fresh start and landed at Blinn.

"I got into some trouble and made some a really, really bad decision, so they dropped me from my scholarship," Moore told back in June. "One of my coaches called the Blinn coaches about me possibly coming out there because I was looking for a place to play and things worked out for me.

"I was real close to not qualifying, so I was already very familiar with Blinn and the program and I knew it would be a good place for me if I didn't qualify."

Moore regrets the decision he made that forced him to leave UTEP, but he said there's no looking back on things he can't change.

"I wish I hadn't made the decisions I made," Moore said. "It's something I have to live with and learn from and it will make me into a better player and person in the long run."

No one has every questioned Moore work ethic or talent and they were both on display last fall when he finished second in receptions with 37 and yards with 559 to go along with three touchdowns for a Blinn team that 11-1.

"It was a great experience for me and I learned a lot," Moore said. "Now I have a chance to get back to D-1 football and I'm not going to waste my opportunity."

Since he redshirted at UTEP in 2008, Moore will have three years to play three once he arrives at Mississippi next month.

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