A third member of the USC football team will be transferring, this time by redshirt freshman safety, Byron Moore Jr.
His father, Byron Moore Sr, sent out a text message to other media outlets when rumors of the transfer came to light. The NCAA punishments were not a reason for Moore Jr's decision. Per USCFootball.com:
"Yes it's true," Moore said via text message. "He wants a fresh start."
Moore Jr. will enroll at Los Angeles Harbor College, a junior college in Wilmington, Calif., and will likely transfer to a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). Since he is a freshman, he is incapable of transferring to a FBS school and must miss a year if he decided to transfer.
During the 2010 spring practices, Moore was converted into a safety after shuffling positions as a corner back as well. Entering the 2010 season, Moore was to compete for playing time against other safeties such as TJ McDonald and Jawanza Starling , whom have established themselves to be ahead of Moore in the depth chart.
Moore attended Narbonne High School in Harbor City, Calif. and was rated as the sixth-best safety in the nation, according to Rivals.com for the 2009 class.
Linebacker Jordan Campbell and defensive end Malik Jackson are other players that opted to transfer out of USC.