Emanuel Moody, a standout freshman tailback at Southern Cal last season, will transfer to Florida and be eligible for the Gators in 2008. Moody announced his decision to transfer to UF on Monday. See details from Scout.com.
Moody was an Army All America selection coming out of high school and one of the top running back prospects in the country. After a promising freshman season where he gained 458 yards and scored two touchdowns, Moody apparently felt he was being lost in a crowded tailback squad at USC, and announced last week he would be leaving the Trojans.
As required by the NCAA, Moody will have to sit out the 2007 season but will have three years of eligibility remaining beginning next year.
This will shore up one of the few weak spots in the Gator offense, as tailback has been an inconsistent position under Urban Meyer, although projected 2007 starter Kestahn Moore has been getting rave reviews in preseason workouts.