Florida, Florida State lead for OL Moore

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Two Florida schools have pushed to the front in the race for Nebraska transfer Tyler Moore.

Florida and Florida State now hold a substantial lead over the Cornhuskers, Moore said on Friday at Countryside High School.

"It is Florida, Florida State with Nebraska kind of hanging behind right now," the 6-foot-6, 305-pound transfer said. "The thinking is that changing up the pace a little bit and getting a little closer to home could make me more happy and everything. It'll go from there."

Moore traveled to Gainesville, Fla., last weekend to take in the Gators’ season-opening win over Bowling Green. Next weekend, he'll head to the state capital to see the Seminoles take on ACC foe Wake Forest.

Neither trip will be his last.

"We went to Florida last weekend to watch them start their season off against Bowling Green," he said. "We are going to go to FSU-Wake Forest next weekend. From there, probably two or three games at least for each team and we'll have to pick and choose where we want to go."

Moore is remaining coy on which factors will play into his decision.

"For academics, Florida probably wins out," began Moore. "They have great academics. But it matters what you want to do because some people have really good business programs or medical fields and everything. I think I can get both programs and everything, but it is just going to take a while to see what I like better. Florida is a little bit closer, but four hours and two hours is not that much. It will just be little things that I like about them."

The relationship with both staffs is just now starting to take shape.

"My dad has mainly talked to Florida State, but I have talked a little bit with Florida," the former Cornhuskers offensive tackle said. "I've talked to Coach [Tim] Davis, the offensive line coach, and Coach Muschamp a little bit, but not too much.

"It is a little early to start doing pros and cons because we still have to see Florida State has to offer, but we'll talk about the little things here and there about what we like here or what we like there."

Moore's decision timeline depends on his ability to regain eligibility.

Currently enrolled at St. Petersburg College, if Moore can finish all the requisite coursework in one semester, he will enroll at the school of his choice in January.