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Texas lands former Syracuse TE Kendall Moore

Tom Herman’s plea for a tight end was answered on Sunday afternoon in the form of a graduate transfer.


The Texas Longhorns tight end room received some much-needed good news on Sunday with former Syracuse Orange tight end Kendall Moore announcing via Instagram that he’s transferring to play football in Austin.

Moore’s decision to transfer to Texas comes after the senior visited the Forty Acres over the weekend.

A graduate transfer, Moore will be available to suit up for the Longhorns immediately in 2017, which comes as music to Tom Herman's ears after making note of his displeasure with the options currently available at tight end on numerous occasions.

Senior Andrew Beck has just 12 career receptions and Herman has previously stated that freshman Cade Brewer is likely at least a year away from being able to physically manage the position in college. It also remains to be seen what happens with freshman signee Reese Leitao, who was arrested on drug charges in February.

A 6’5, 245-pounder, Moore caught just one pass for 15 yards last season for the Orange and hauled in 14 receptions for 150 yards and two touchdowns throughout his career at Syracuse. Moore isn’t necessarily a home run for the ‘Horns, but he’s a welcomed single at a position Texas was essentially striking out at.

Expect Moore to compete for the starting job in 2017.