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Texas A&M linebacker Richard Moore to transfer from school

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Texas A&M linebacker Richard Moore will transfer from the school, he announced Friday night on Twitter.

“I never would have known I would grow into the man I have over these past two years,” Moore wrote. “Being at A&M has taught me a lot about life, adversity, and self knowledge. To the A&M fans who believed in me when no one did, I gave every ounce of myself that I could to you all and I hope that was expressed through my efforts well before this message. Now my faith has led me to a new challenge and a new opportunity for growth that is essential to my family, beliefs, and myself.

“With that said I would like to say that I am transferring from Texas A&M and I am extremely excited for what the future has in store for me. Thank you Aggieland for all your love and support you will always be in my heart.”

Moore, a junior, leaves Texas A&M after two seasons. He has two years of eligibility remaining but will have to sit out next season if he transfers to another FBS school.

As a true freshman in 2015, Moore played in eight games with 39 tackles, including 7.5 for a loss; as a sophomore last season, he played in 11 games with 29 tackles, including two for a loss.

The 6-foot-1, 218-pound Moore, a former three-star recruit from Cedar Hill (Texas) High, held 23 other offers – including Baylor, Arizona State, Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, Ole Miss, TCU, Washington and Wisconsin – before signing with the Aggies in the 2015 recruiting cycle.

Moore’s announcement comes two days after Texas A&M defensive tackle Reggie Chevis announced he was leaving the program to go to Houston as a graduate transfer.

Last month, former Oklahoma offensive tackle Christian Daimler announced he would be joining the Aggies as a graduate transfer this season.

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