Sophomore wide receiver Koy Moore reportedly entered his name in the transfer portal Monday.
The news was first reported by Sam Spiegelman of Rivals.
Moore came to LSU as a composite four-star prospect out of Archbishop Rummel. As a freshman he played in all 10 of LSU’s games and caught 22 passes for 177 yards last season; but through the first six games of the 2021 season, Moore’s numbers have plummeted. Moore has only caught five passes, with the last coming against Central Michigan.
That’s owed in no small part to the emergence of LSU’s freshman wide receiver group, Jack Bech, Deion Smith, Brian Thomas Jr., and Malik Nabers. All four freshman have been factors in LSU’s offense and their roles are only increasing with Kayshon Boutte lost for the remainder of the 2021 season.
While LSU lost a current Tiger receiver, they appear to have lost a future one as well. Four-star receiver Aaron Anderson, of Edna Karr, announced he would be re-opening his recruitment in light of Ed Orgeron’s impending departure from LSU.
“I feel like it’s best for me to open my recruitment because Coach O was the main reason I committed to LSU,” Anderson said.
Anderson is the first member of LSU’s 2022 recruiting class to de-commit since the Orgeron/LSU separation was announced. There likely will be more, and the onus is on the current coaching staff to hold on to as many players as possible. But quite frankly, losing Anderson isn’t the end of the world. LSU never has problems getting receivers and, as mentioned earlier, they’ve hit home runs on Bech, Nabers, Smith, and Thomas.
LSU’s 2022 class currently has 14 commitments and is ranked 12th in the 247 composite. Where that class ranking ends up will depend on who Scott Woodward taps to be Orgeron’s replacement, and it’s imperative he find someone sooner than later as early signing period is less than two months away (December 15-17).