GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida football program added its first prospects to the 2008 recruiting class by announcing the signing of wide receiver Carl Moore (Roseville, Calif./Sierra C.C.) and defensive tackle Troy Epps (Coffeyville, Kan./Coffeyville C.C.) Wednesday as the junior-college signing period opened.
Moore reeled in 1,068 yards on 73 receptions in his second year for Sierra, which advanced to the NorCal Junior College Championship Game in California this year. Epps comes from a Coffeyville program that produced former Florida All-American safety and Jacksonville Jaguars’ first-round selection Reggie Nelson.
Moore will provide another weapon for a Gator offensive aerial attack that averaged 462 yards of offense per game. Epps, who attended Union High School in South Carolina, will join a Florida defensive line that was first in the SEC in rush defense this season, allowing 99.3 yards per game. For Moore and Epps’ bios, refer below.
6-4 ● 220 ● Junior Transfer
Roseville, Calif. ● Cordova/Sierra C.C.
PRIOR TO FLORIDA: One of the most highly-coveted junior college players in the class of 2008 praised for his combination of size, strength and speed…Racked up 1,068 yards on 73 receptions with 16 touchdowns during his sophomore campaign at Sierra…Tied for fourth in total points scored and rated sixth across the California junior college system in receptions (73) as a sophomore…Helped lead Sierra to a second-ranked billing towards the end of the year and played in the NorCal Junior College Championship Game against the City of College of San Francisco…Reeled in 61 catches for 960 yards and seven touchdowns as a freshman with a long of 65…Averaged 15.7 yards per reception in his first year at Sierra… Five-star prospect by Rivals.com and ranked as the No. 2 junior-college player…Also rated as a five-star recruit by Scout.com…Chose Florida over offers from USC, Arizona State, Tennessee, Washington, Nebraska, and Arizona…PREP: Hauled in 21 catches for 410 yards and five touchdowns in just three games during his senior year at Cordova High School…PERSONAL: Born Sept. 19, 1988…Son of Jackie Moore.
6-1 ● 280 ● Junior Transfer
Coffeyville, Kan. ● Union/Coffeyville C.C.
PRIOR TO FLORIDA: A junior college All-American who was a force in the middle of the line for Coffeyville’s vaunted program for two years…NJCAA All-American (Region VI) honoree and selected as the region’s No. 9 player by the conference…Named first-team All-Jayhawk Conference at defensive tackle…Forced five fumbles and harassed offenses into five sacks and 17 tackles for a loss (62 total tackles) as a sophomore…Garnered first-team all-conference honors in his freshman year at Coffeyville…Registered 63 tackles, including 16 for a loss and five sacks in his debut season…Also blocked three kicks on special teams…Listed as a three-star prospect by Rivals.com…Picked Florida over Tennessee, West Virginia and Arizona…PREP: A four-year standout at Union High School for Class AAA in South Carolina…PERSONAL: Born Dec. 3, 1986…Attended the same JUCO as former Florida All-American safety and current first-round Jacksonville Jaguars rookie Reggie Nelson…Son of Ms. Jimmie Sue Epps.