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Thursday, November 30, 2023

Moody down to two schools, will announce Monday

Alligator Staff Report

Former USC running back Emmanuel Moody will announce his decision to transfer to either UF or North Carolina on Monday, Moody said in a phone interview Saturday.

Moody said he has not made up his mind yet, refuting an earlier report stating he had already decided on his destination.

Moody added that he will attend class in Gainesville or Chapel Hill on Tuesday.

Moody, a sophomore who watched Florida?s practice on Thursday, had only good things to say about the Gators.

"It's just really a lot to love," he said. "The university, the coaches, it's a program of tradition."

Moody also praised North Carolina, saying both colleges are great places and refusing to tip his cap either way.

Regardless of his decision, Moody must sit out the 2007 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

As a freshman, he rushed for 459 yards for USC despite missing the final four games of the season with an ankle injury.

He finished the year as the team's second-leading rusher.

Sports Illustrated hyped him up for this season by featuring him on a regional college football preview cover with two other Trojans tailbacks.

Moody announced his transfer earlier this month because of a crowded Trojans backfield that inhibited his playing time.

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Earlier this week, Moody, a Coppell, Texas, native, narrowed his choices from four schools to two, crossing off Texas and Oklahoma State.

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