Posted August 18th, 2007 by Brian
Filed under: Football

Emmanuel Moody SI CoverA week after being on the cover of Sports Illustrated, former Texas running back commitment Emmanuel Moody is now apparently a former USC Trojan. He rushed for 459 yards on only 79 carries last year as a true freshman but an ankle injury cut his season short and a hamstring injury kept him out of spring practice. Moody will be transferring closer to home because according to his uncle, USC was “just not the best fit for him.”

Moody is reportedly looking at three schools in the area, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, and possibly Texas. Oklahoma State is probably the favorite here. The Cowboys have the most inviting depth chart at tailback and is close to home and a little out of the limelight.

Texas on the other hand has several good young backs (Vondrell McGee is reportedly looking great in practice) but is a school Emmanuel already felt comfortable enough with to commit to once. Whether Mack Brown and the Texas staff wants him is another question. He already turned his back on the program once but obviously they know a lot more about the situation and the kid than we do. He’s a Texas kid with a lot of talent, if Mack wants him then I’ll be fired up to have him on the team.


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  1. reply to  #1

    Hook'Em Horns

    Man that would be awesome if we got him. I pray we do!

  2. reply to  #2


    In reading a couple of comments from his “Uncle”, I fear anyone who gets this kid is in for some headaches.

    If he doesn’t come to Texas, look for that to be one of the reasons.

    If he does, can’t wait to see him in ’08.

  3. reply to  #3

    Hook'Em Horns

    any more news about where he is headed to, and what about dre jones? is he done for good?

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