Receiver Jeremy Moore leaves team

Georgia Tech wide receiver Jeremy Moore has left the team for personal reasons, coach Paul Johnson said Wednesday.

Moore, a redshirt junior, had started the first three games of the season and had three catches for 64 yards. Moore informed Johnson of the decision Tuesday.

“He had some personal reasons, said that he’s struggled with it before,” Johnson said following Wednesday’s practice. “It’s not the first time he’s thought about it. I just wished him well.”

Moore will remain in school, Johnson said. Moore had a challenging run with the team, suffering multiple injuries and getting little playing time. With a strong spring practice and fall camp, he earned a starting spot and rotated with Darren Waller and Jeff Greene.

True freshman Anthony Autry is now behind Waller and Greene on the depth chart, although Chris Jackson will return next week after being held out for four games because of an academic matter concerning his credit hours. Also, defensive back Corey Dennis was brought over to add depth at wide receiver.

Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog

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GT Lee

September 19th, 2012
7:59 pm

Didn’t see that one coming….good luck to Mr Moore

Jacket Time

September 19th, 2012
8:00 pm

Whoa this is a surprise? Strange that he would leave after earning a starting spot?

Gr8 2B aFuzzyB

September 19th, 2012
8:05 pm

I’m with ya Lee. After all the injuries, this kid finally gets his shot. Hopefully he works out his issues and gets back on the field though he’ll surely have to climb the depth chart. Good to hear he is staying in school.

Jacket Time

September 19th, 2012
8:10 pm

Glad he is staying in school as well. It is the most important thing. Wish him the best.

Ramblin Man

September 19th, 2012
8:13 pm

hate to hear this. Good luck to the kid. Now if Perkins and Holten end up talking a medical hardship as rumored I guess CPJ HAS 3 more scholarships to offer. Hopefully Chris is good to go once he is cleared.

Rambling' Wreck

September 19th, 2012
8:32 pm

Sometimes we forget that these kids are more than players. They are students and kids as well. All the best to Mr. Moore, and I hope he finishes his degree.

garcia

September 19th, 2012
8:38 pm

I don’t know anything about this young man, but I hope that he works through his situation. I also hope that the school reaches out to him and helps him finish his education.

Good luck, young man. Whatever your challenge, find the strength to finish the drill.

Flowery Branch Yellow Jacket

September 19th, 2012
8:47 pm

What garcia said …

Best of luck Jeremy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

GTFan

September 19th, 2012
8:48 pm

Rambling’ Wreck…..well said. Mr. Moore we wish you the best.

ToeMeetsLeather

September 19th, 2012
8:50 pm

Hate to hear this, Moore had worked his tail off to get where he was on the depth chart. Hope things work out and he gets his degree, should be pretty close being a RSJunior.

With our lack of depth going into next year, the next Johnson, Bey Bey, Cone, Hill, out there should be giving the Jackets some serious consideration about right now.

South FL Jacket

September 19th, 2012
8:58 pm

All the best Jeremy, we will miss you. Good luck with school and whatever’s next.

Chris

September 19th, 2012
9:01 pm

Is the academic matter with Chris Jackson related to credits while at Alabama? Should have known classes there were going to be worthless

Unprotected Stinger

September 19th, 2012
9:02 pm

Best of Luck to Mr. Moore

AtWork

September 19th, 2012
9:04 pm

He showed some promise. On key plays Moore was in on them. the 70 yd TD pass, Moore was right behind laskey. The orwin smith fumble in the first half UVA game, Moore was there to recover it. It seemed he had a knack for the ball.

Hope it all works out with you Mr. Moore.

Go Jackets!

TX jacket

September 19th, 2012
9:14 pm

Good luck to Mr Moore and I echo the others here wishing him only the best in life. My hope would be for him to get the degree from GT that will change his life forever.

River Dawg

September 19th, 2012
9:23 pm

Too bad for someone who obviously worked extremely hard to earn a starting position. Great news that he will stay in school. Best of luck to the young man in his future endeavours.
Go Dawgs!

dawg2

September 19th, 2012
9:23 pm

What ever your problem Mr. Moore I wish you well.

jacket fan in wisconsin

September 19th, 2012
9:30 pm

Classy comments, River Dawg and dawg2 ! Stay in school Jeremy, it will be well worth it in the future.

Supersize that order, mutt

September 19th, 2012
9:31 pm

@ River Dawg and dawg2…….thanks to both of you. Classy posts !!!!

Really stunned and sorry to hear this. I echo all the others in wishing him well

Supersize that order, mutt

September 19th, 2012
9:32 pm

@ Ramblin Man……if the three players you mentioned all stay in school, then they are still on scholarship, so I don’t think there will be any scholarship openings.

GTGirl

September 19th, 2012
9:39 pm

So sorry to hear Jeremy is leaving the team. Best wishes to him. We will miss him.

OkieDawg

September 19th, 2012
9:42 pm

“He had some personal reasons, said that he’s struggled with it before,” Johnson said following Wednesday’s practice. “It’s not the first time he’s thought about it. I just wished him well.”

While I feel for Jeremy, what the heck is the above statement? Incomprehensible or totally bad grammar? Maybe, just bad reporting? REALLY?

yellow britches

September 19th, 2012
9:45 pm

If you are on athletic scholarship and you leave the team, any team, do you also lose your financial aid or more specifically your scholarship? Does Tech have a policy regarding this situation? Whatever the financials, I do wish Mr. Moore well. Get that degree son.

Supersize that order, mutt

September 19th, 2012
9:53 pm

Where was the bad grammar or bad reporting, you dufus? The only questionable grammar was the POSSIBLE omission of “and” before “said” That would probably qualify as poor colloquial grammar at best. But since you weren’t there to hear what Johnson said, then you have no idea what else he might have said. As far as the reporting, I am sure Ken just quoted what was deemed to be important.

Supersize that order, mutt

September 19th, 2012
9:55 pm

@ yellow britches……going way back to Dodd, who would NOT cancel a player’s scholarship no matter what the circumstances (a major point of contention in his in his ongoing battle with Bear Bryant), Tech NEVER cancels a scholarship for any player who stays in school.

GT GRAD

September 19th, 2012
9:59 pm

Good Luck to Jeremy Moore………I am glad to hear he has decided to stay at GT and earn his degree. I hope everything works out well in the end!

GT08EE

September 19th, 2012
10:02 pm

I was not that impressed with him anyway. It’s not like we have a passing game. We won’t even remember his name three weeks from now.

William

September 19th, 2012
10:03 pm

Too bad kids have problems. Hope the best for him.

Supersize that order, mutt

September 19th, 2012
10:04 pm

@ GT08EE…..pretty sad when two dawg posters show more class than a supposed Tech poster

Ol'JacketFan

September 19th, 2012
10:26 pm

Best of wishes to Jerermy, now and in the future. Stay, get that Tech degree and carry it with you the rest of your life. All the hard work will pay off for you!

Go Jackets!

Ramblin Man

September 19th, 2012
10:49 pm

Super if Perkins and/or Holten take a medical hardship it does not count toward football scholarships. Same as when McCoy took one. It can still fall under the athletic department like McCoy’s who works as a recruiting intern. This is something Saban does yearly to get away with oversigning. If Moore leaves the team on his own accord he will no longer be eligble for a football scholarship at years end.

Supersize that order, mutt

September 19th, 2012
11:07 pm

@ Ramblin Man……I am pretty sure you are incorrect; as long as a kid remains in school, at least at Tech (and, incidentally, also at UGA), they remain on their original scholarship, and no new player can be given their scholarships. What Saban does, though TECHNICALLY legal, is highly unethical. As I said, neither Tech nor UGA do what he does. I found the following quote: ” the Wall Street Journal pointed out (that) Nick Saban’s medical hardship numbers are way above the norm, and then when former players were asked about those medical hardships and whether or not they felt pressured to take them the players revealed that they were pressured and that they thought the medical hardship was loophole used to bring in better players.” Denzel McCoy is on medical hardship, but he is STILL ON SCHOLARSHIP

Dawglasville

September 19th, 2012
11:07 pm

Crummy timing but who knows the kids reasoning. I haven’t walked a mile in his cleats.

You are at a great school. Get that paper, stay humble, and you will do well. Good luck.

Ramblin Man

September 19th, 2012
11:09 pm

It is still a scholarship, but it does not count toward the 85 allowed.

Supersize that order, mutt

September 19th, 2012
11:15 pm

Are you sure? It was my understanding that it DID still count…..at least at Tech and UGA.

Left Coast Dawg

September 19th, 2012
11:21 pm

There comes a time when one must decide what’s in his own best interest. Apparently this man tried to put the team first and should be respected for such. I’m glad CPJ was gracious enough to allow this young man to continue his education. Good luck and hopefully, he will complete his education.

Big B

September 19th, 2012
11:26 pm

Best of luck to you, young man.

Ramblin Man

September 19th, 2012
11:30 pm

Yes. There is nothing dirty about it, if used like it was with McCoy. This allows the player who made a commitment but can’t fulfill it through no fault of his own to stay on scholarship. While also allowing the school to stay competitive. The only reason it has a negative connotation is because Saban would have more in one year than other schools would have in 5.

Ramblin Man

September 19th, 2012
11:34 pm

SSuper I would post the site I confirmed it on but I am on my phone and it is driving me crazy.
Dawg fans thanks for being classy on this one.

Sugar Hill Dawg

September 19th, 2012
11:50 pm

I played HS football – that about killed me. I knew several guys while at UGA who were on the football team – a full time job while attempting to earn a degree – all of ‘em had my deepest respect. I’m glad to see the young man stay in school and, hopefully, get his degree and move into the real world.

Jeff

September 19th, 2012
11:55 pm

As a Dawg fan, I hate when any kid leaves a team after working so hard to earn a starting spot… that’s not easy at all in Division I football. Glad he’s staying in school and I wish him the best… this is something that you’d expect from CPJ or Richt, but you’d NEVER see from a guy like Saban or Kiffin. They’d just as soon throw a kid under the bus if he ever possibly even jeopardized a win.

Stick with your classes, Jeremy — you’ll benefit much more from having a degree than from playing football.

real talk

September 20th, 2012
12:52 am

GT08EE is 100% correct

blackandwhitestripes

September 20th, 2012
5:27 am

Nice to see that all agree when it comes to education.

t

September 20th, 2012
5:50 am

It’s a wonder that Michael Turner didn’t kill himself or my family coming back from the Falcons game!

Paddy

September 20th, 2012
6:01 am

OkieDawg…….come on pal, that was weak. Stay home if you are not up to it!!!!

Go Dawgs

Go Jackets

September 20th, 2012
6:43 am

Sad to hear it, but I think this happens more often than we know or hear about….You know S. Hill (now with the NY Jets) had one of these moments while at Tech I think. Sometimes life crashes down hard. If he loves the game, he will be back. If not, hes a better man for knowing when to walk away. Go Jackets!

Iloveuga

September 20th, 2012
7:12 am

Best wishes, Jeremy!

Burdell

September 20th, 2012
7:30 am

Good luck Jeremy…I hope things work out for you bud. It did seem like 83 was near the ball on the big plays this year…

Justin

September 20th, 2012
7:34 am

Maybe he wants more than one catch per game!! That certainly doesn’t dazzle the scouts ya know!

Vermont Yellow Jacket

September 20th, 2012
7:53 am

Sugar Hill Dawg – You make a good point. Hell, my daughter runs X-C and track at a D1 school and that’s even like a full time job. It’s gotta be tougher for football, especially with the travel (at least in season).

Good luck to this kid. I hope he completes his education.