Rutgers has added another name to its incoming recruiting class, as DE Malachi Moore will join the Scarlet Knights for the 2016 season.
Moore is coming to Rutgers as a graduate transfer after spending the last four years at Boston College. Moore joined the Eagles ahead of the 2012 season, and played in six games as a freshman, with the highlight coming against Florida State when he sacked eventual first-round pick E.J. Manuel in his first game at BC. Moore redshirted his second season after sustaining a season-ending injury before the season. His best season with BC came the following year in 2014, where he recorded 17 tackles and four sacks in eight games. His role was very limited in his final year with Boston College last season, where he appeared in just one game, making one tackle.
Moore is the second graduate transfer to join Rutgers' 2016 recruiting class, following former Michigan running back Ross Douglas. The pass rusher has one year of eligibility remaining, and will be able to play immediately.
Moore was a three-star recruit at Pope John in Sparta before committing to BC, so his transfer to Rutgers is a homecoming of sorts. He'll likely get a chance to contribute right away in his home state.
In addition to his collegiate playing experience, Moore also brings size with him to the banks. The 6-7, 273-pound behemoth instantly becomes the tallest player on Rutgers' defensive line.
Freshman Grad Transfer Impact Index: 8 - Moore only has one year at Rutgers, so the coaching staff will surely want to establish his role early. With DE Djwany Mera graduating, Kemoko Turay is expected to move into a starting role opposite Quanzell Lambert. Moore could very well be the first defensive end off the bench.
Welcome to the banks, Malachi!
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