SU Footballer Finds Home Thousands of Miles Away From Home SU Footballer Finds Home Thousands of Miles Away From Home

Crawford: Joe Moore is an anomaly in many ways. He’s going into his seventh year of college football at the receiving a medical redshirt last year. He’s been a part of two different coaching staffs, despite having been at the same school for less than eight months. But he’s also finishing up his college career over 850 miles from his hometown of Franklin, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville.

More: “That’s the cool thing about Franklin is it’s like, I’m at my house, I can drive 15 minutes north, and I’m in the middle of the country without riding four wheelers. It’s like shooting guns, doing doing some just country shit. And then, you drive 15 minutes the other direction and you’re in Nashville, downtown Nashville, big city. So it’s really cool because it’s kind of you get you get the best of both worlds.”

Crawford: Joe wasn’t even supposed to sniff Division One football. However, after a massive growth spurt between his junior and senior years of high school, he instantly turned himself into a three star prospect and a bonafide FCS offensive tackle.

More: “Going into my junior year of high school, I was 510, 150 pounds maybe, and I hit a massive growth spurt and got to like six three, like 230 and and yeah, a little bit of God there, a little bit of hard work. ”

Crawford: After four years and 41 career starts in Richmond, he had a plethora of options after entering the transfer portal. After narrowing down his final list to a list that included two landed Memphis, Joe committed to coach Babers staff last December.

SYRACUSE, N.Y — Joe More, a 7th-year senior offensive lineman for Syracuse University, has had a journey marked by resilience and determination. Born and raised in the Nashville-area suburb of Franklin, More’s early years were steeped in the rich culture and competitive spirit of southern football. His high school career was nothing short of impressive, starting out as a 165-pound freshman to a highly coveted FCS offensive tackle recruit.

At Richmond University, More quickly made a name for himself with his formidable presence on the field. He was named 3rd-team all-conference his last year, and he had a litany of Power 5/FBS scholarship offers to sort through before deciding on Dino Babers and SU last year.

At Syracuse, More quickly faced adversity not only with culture shock but also with injury and uncertainty. Less than 6 months after he arrived, Dino Babers was fired. Despite the uncertainty, More chose to stay with the program, placing his trust in new head coach Fran Brown and his vision for the team. He talked about the environment and culture that Fran Brown is setting glowingly.

However, the landscape of college football is ever-changing with NIL and the transfer portal, and after an injury-riddled season,  The 7th-year senior recently made the difficult decision to transfer to the University of Arkansas. This move, announced at the end of April, marks a new chapter in More’s career. While it is a bittersweet moment for Syracuse fans, More has always said his dream is to use college football as a vehicle to get to the NFL.

More’s journey is a powerful reminder of the challenges and triumphs that come with being a student-athlete. His story is one of perseverance, adaptability, and the relentless pursuit of excellence. As he prepares to don the Razorbacks’ jersey, Syracuse will undoubtedly miss his presence.

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